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  1. Assassination as Policy in Washington and How It Failed: 1990-2015
    The Kingpin Strategy

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The "kingpin strategy" refers to the elimination of the kingpins dominating cartels. Cockburn analyzes how this method was used by the U.S. government, how it failed to work in the "drug war," and how its adoption, in the form of targeted assassinations in the "war on terror," has similarly been a failure.
  2. The Assassination Complex
    Secret military documents expose the inner workings of Obama's drone wars

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    There has been intense focus on the technology of remote killing, but that often serves as a surrogate for what should be a broader examination of the state's power over life and death.
  3. The Cowards' Wars
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The condemnation of Radovan Karadzic to forty years of imprisonment by the International Crime Tribunal-Yugoslavia occasions these reflections.
  4. Drone
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2014
    This documentary covers diverse and integral ground from the recruitment of young pilots at gaming conventions and the re-definition of "going to war", to the moral stance of engineers behind the technology, the world leaders giving the secret "green light" to engage in the biggest targeted killing program in history, and the people willing to stand up against the violations of civil liberties and fight for transparency, accountability and justice.
  5. The Drone Papers
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Intercept has obtained a cache of secret documents detailing the inner workings of the U.S. military's assassination program in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The documents, provided by a whistleblower, offer an unprecedented glimpse into Obama's drone wars.
  6. Drone Strikes and the Sanitization of Violence
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Van Dongen discusses the terminology that the drone campaign employs, in which the CIA and the Obama administration gloss over death and destruction of drones in Pakistan, Afganistan and Yemen.
  7. Drone Warfare
    Killing by Remote Control

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    A comprehensive look at the growing menace of drone warfare, with an extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who are "piloting" these unmanned planes, who are the victims and what are the legal and moral implications.
  8. Evil Takes the High Road
    Wrapping a Policy of Global Domination in the American Flag

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    No heavens for those who live in one of the Muslim countries in which the United States is waging its preemptive global “war on terrorism.”
  9. Find, Fix, Finish
    For the Pentagon, creating an architecture of assassination meant navigating a turf war with the CIA

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Obama was urged by Michael Hayden, the CIA director, and his counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, to adopt small footprint counterterrorism operations and drone strikes. In one briefing, Hayden told Obama that covert action was the only way to confront al Qaeda and other terrorist groups plotting attacks against the U.S.
  10. Firing Blind
    Flawed Intelligence and the Limits of Drone Technology

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Classified Pentagon documents reveal that the U.S. military has faced "critical shortfalls" in the technology and intelligence it uses to find and kill suspected terrorists in Yemen and Somalia.
  11. Gaza: Life and death under Israel's drones
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    There are many things to fear in Gaza. Drones are increasingly being used for surveillance and extra-judicial execution in parts of the Middle East, especially by the US. There are no statistics that detail the effect of the drones on Palestinians in Gaza.
  12. Google Is Helping the Pentagon Build AI for Drones
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    Google has partnered with the United States Department of Defense to help the agency develop artificial intelligence for analyzing drone footage, a move that set off a firestorm among employees of the technology giant when they learned of Google's involvement.
  13. Journalists allege threat of drone execution by US
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Fearing assassination, Al Jazeera's Ahmad Zaidan and independent journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem file US legal complaint.
  14. The Kill Chain
    The lethal bureaucracy behind Obama's drone war

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Secret military documents offer documentary evidence of the process by which the Obama administration creates and acts on its kill lists in Yemen and Somalia.
  15. Kill Chain: Drones and the Rise of High-Tech Assassins
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    History of drone warfare, a development in military technology that has its origins in long-buried secret programmes dating to US military interventions in Vietnam and Yugoslavia. Cockburn follows the links in a chain that stretches from the White House, through the drone command center in Nevada, to the skies of Helmand Province.
  16. Killer Bunny in the Sky
    A drone war begins between vegans and hunters

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    A look at how animal rights activists are using drones to the detriment of hunters.
  17. The Life and Death of Objective Peckham
    Stripped of British citizenship and killed by an American drone

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Documentation of the final years of Bilal el-Berjawi's life, a British-Lebanese citizen suspected of being a terrorist. The story raises questions about the British government's role in the targeted assassination of its citizens, and provides an insight into covert U.S. military actions.
  18. Manhunting in the Hindu Kush
    Civilian casualties and strategic failures in America's longest war

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    U.S. military forces set out to destroy the Taliban and al Qaeda forces that remained hidden in Hindu Kush. Dubbed Operation Haymaker, the campaign has been described as a potential model for the future of American warfare. Devereaux explains how this looks.
  19. Most US drone strikes in Pakistan attack houses
    Drone strikes in Pakistan

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Domestic buildings have been hit by drone strikes more than any other type of target in the CIA’s 10-year campaign in the tribal regions of northern Pakistan, new research reveals.
  20. The NYT's Love Letter to Death Squads
    Hymns to the Silence

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    It is, I confess, beyond all my imagining that a national leader so deeply immersed in murdering people would trumpet his atrocity so openly, so gleefully - and so deliberately, sending his top aides out to collude in a major story in the nation's leading newspaper, to ensure maximum exposure of his killing spree.
  21. Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American in Yemen. Trump Just Killed His 8-Year-Old Sister.
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The U.S. continues to massacre Yemeni civilians, both directly and through its tyrannical Saudi partners.
  22. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 15, 2015
    Workers' Health and Safety

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    The topic of the week is Workers' Health and Safety. Articles on why environmentalists should support working class struggles; whistleblowers; the appalling death rate from U.S. drone strikes; the murderous attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris; and what humanity could learn from Bonobos. The feature from the archives is Traces of Magma. The International Labor Rights Forum is the group of the week, and Silkwood is the film of the week.
  23. Outsourcing the Kill Chain: Eleven Drone Contractors Revealed
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Reporters have named eleven companies that have won millions of dollars in contracts to plug a shortage in personnel needed to analyze the thousands of hours of streaming video gathered daily from the remotely piloted aircraft that hover over war zones around the world.
  24. The Pentagon's Half-Billion-Dollar Drone Boondoggle
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Rivalry between the Army and Air Force over Predator drones may have cost the Pentagon over $500 million in wasteful spending, according to a report released under the Freedom of Information Act.
  25. Robots Kill, But The Blood Is On Our Hands
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Killing individuals (and whoever is near them) has become the primary substitute in U.S. public policy for capture/imprisonment/torture. Torturing someone to death is not what former CIA General Counsel John Rizzo calls "clean." Blowing them and anyone near them into little bits is "clean." As Medea Benjamin documents, the United States has avoided detaining people, only to murder them with a drone days later.
  26. Six Facts from Sudden Justice, A New History of the Drone War
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars, a new book by London-based investigative journalist Chris Woods, traces the intertwined technological, legal and political history of drones as they evolved on the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the covert U.S. targeted killing campaign.
  27. Snowden and Ellsberg hail leak of drone documents from new whistleblower
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    American whistleblowers hailed the release of a collection of classified documents about US drone warfare as a blow on behalf of transparency and human rights. The documents anchored a multi-part report by the Intercept on the Defense Department assassination program in Yemen and Somalia.
  28. Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    Traces the growing use of armed drones. Woods examines the multiple legal and ethical issues that surround the drone wars.
  29. Target Africa
    The U.S. military's expanding footprint in East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The U.S. military has engaged in a largely covert effort to extend across Africa with a network of low-profile camps. These facilities allow U.S. forces to surveil and operate on large areas of the continent and to strike targets with drones and manned aircraft.
  30. US drone strikes in Yemen cast a long shadow over life on the ground
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Unmanned aircraft create refugees and resentment among civilians as remote provinces become a battleground.
  31. US drone strikes kill 28 unknown people for every intended target
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan have killed as many as 1,147 unknown people in failed attempts to kill 41 named individuals, a report by human rights charity Reprieve has found.
  32. A Visual Glossary
    Decoding the language of covert warfare

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Along with illustrations, Begley explains some of the terminology employed in the drone warfare.
  33. War Against the People
    Israel, The Palestinians and Global Pacification

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    Governments today are waging a 'war against the people' -- whether 'securitization' against asylum seekers in Fortress Europe, 'counterinsurgency' in Afghanisation, or the subliminal war of policy and surveillance arising everywhere. Israel's contribution to this is key: exporting the high-tech weaponry, security systrems and methods of pacification perfected on the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.
  34. The War Crimes of a Sergeant, the War Crimes of a Nation
    A Double Standard of Justice

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    It is alleged that on the evening of March 10-11, 2012, US Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales left his base in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, fully armed and loaded, and murdered 16 civilians in a nearby village.

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