Declassified Document Shows White House Staff Make Key Decisions About Drone Strikes 

Hannah Gold · 08/06/16 04:40PM

A redacted version of a 2013 document that designates guidelines for the Obama administration’s counterterrorism operations, including drone strikes, was declassified on Saturday as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU first requested the document be made public in the fall of 2013. The administration refused to comply with their request on the the basis of “presidential communications” privilege, the Washington Post reports.

Nitasha Tiku · 07/18/13 12:54PM

The grandfather of Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, the U.S. citizen killed by a drone strike in Yemen, is demanding justice. "The government has killed a 16-year-old American boy. Shouldn’t it at least have to explain why?"

What It's Like to Be Hit By a Drone Strike

Hamilton Nolan · 09/25/12 12:00PM

On January 23, 2009, shortly after President Obama took office, the U.S. military blew up two houses in Waziristan with missiles fired by drones. These were the first of nearly 300 drone strikes in Pakistan the Obama administration has carried out. Here is what it was like from the other side.

What Impact Will Anwar Al-Awlaki's Death Have In The West?

TPM · 10/01/11 09:30AM

The death of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born cleric linked to al Qaeda's operations in Yemen, is likely to impact American Arabs and Muslims in positive fashion, according to Dr. Hussein Ibish, former communications director for the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Commitee.