Drones

U.S. Launches Drone Airstrike in Somalia Targeting al-Shabab Leader

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On Monday, Sept. 1 the U.S. launched an airstrike in Somalia targeting the leader of the al-Qaida affiliated group behind the Kenya mall massacre. A military drone launched Hellfire missiles at two vehicles in a distant area of southern Somalia. In a statement released late...

Obama Administration Officials Debate Over Release of Drone Memo

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Obama Administration officials tell TIME they are one step closer to releasing a classified legal justification for the use of drone strikes against Americans fighting for al-Qaeda. Pressure to disclose this information – mainly from Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and libertarian Republican Sen. Rand Paul –...

Obama defends his drone policy

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From The Grio — The constitutional lawyer-turned-president must be tired of being cast by critics as acting outside the bounds of the Constitution. President Barack Obama’s nearly hour-long speech on national security Thursday included only a few new policies and did not reverse many of...

Black Pride in Obama Shouldn’t Silence Dissent on Drone Policy

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From The Grio — One of the proudest moments of my life was in December, when I had the opportunity to take my mother to the White House to meet not just any president, but the first black president and first lady. As an African-American man...