Covert Drone War

The use of Predator and Reaper drones (unmanned flying vehicles that are often armed with video-guided missiles) by the US military and CIA is a largely untold story of the "Global War on Terror / Global Contingency Operation" - yet has caused thousands of deaths in Pakistan and Afghanistan, many of whom are women and children.

Murder by Drone

Early in the morning on December 6, two missiles, fired without warning from an unmanned U.S. drone, struck a house in the small village of Mubarak Shahi in northwest Pakistan. A Pakistani security official told the press that three “militants” had been killed. Another official reported four dead. There was no independent verification of the victims’ identities. (“US drone kills at least 3 militants in Pakistan,” AFP, December 6, 2012)

This news generated only a faint ripple in the U.S. media.



Growing Opposition to US Drones Program

by Jeff Bachman

The United States has a long history of violating international law when its leaders believe foreign policy objectives justify doing so. The belief in the right of the United States to overthrow democratically elected governments (Guatemala, Iran, Congo), to train and arm insurgencies (Nicaragua), and to launch aggressive wars (Iraq) free of the inconvenience of the law grows out of the nationalistic fervor of “American Exceptionalism.


Drones: What are YOU prepared to do?

drones-what-are-youFrom the No Drones Network

In recent days and weeks, there have been a growing number of public events designed to educate the public about the problem of drones and drone killing. The speakers range from Congressmen . . . to high-profile antiwar figures . . . to people engaging in civil disobedience . . . to participants in the recent Code Pink Pakistan delegation . . . to leaders of drone education tours.


Dead Enough: The Reality of the "Lesser Evil"

datta-khel drone victimby Chris Floyd

To all those now hailing the re-election of Barack Obama as a triumph of decent, humane, liberal values over the oozing-postule perfidy of the Republicans, a simple question:

Is this child dead enough for you?


Show Us the Benghazi Drone Videotape

by Nick Mottern

"An unarmed U.S. Predator drone already was performing surveillance missions over Libya when the attack on the consulate in Benghazi began about 9:40 p.m. local time [September 11, 2012]," reported Fox News on October 25, 2012. "Shortly after the attack, the drone moved into position over the compound."


US Detention of Imran Khan Part of Trend to Harass Anti-Drone Advocates

The vindictive humiliation of Pakistan's most popular politician shows the US government's intolerance for dissent

by Glenn Greenwald

Imran Khan is, according tonumerous polls, the most popular politician in Pakistan and may very well be that country's next Prime Minister. He is also a vehement critic of US drone attacks on his country, vowing to order them shot down if he is Prime Minister and leading an anti-drone protest march last month.


Welcome to the Age of Hell: Entrenching Murder as the American Way

by Chris Floyd

The Washington Post has just laid out, in horrifying, soul-slaughtering detail, the Obama Administration's ongoing effort to expand, entrench and "codify" the practice of murder and terrorism by the United States government. The avowed, deliberate intent of these sinister machinations is to embed the use of death squads and drone terror attacks into the policy apparatus of future administrations, so that the killing of human beings outside all pretense of legal process will go on, year after year after year, even when the Nobel Peace Laureate has left office.


Murder by Drone: the U.S. Terror War in Pakistan

From a World to Win News Service

As American drones occupy the skies across Pakistan's North Waziristan, the U.S. is continuing to lie about the many hundreds of ordinary people blasted to pieces or incinerated and the terrorizing of the entire population.


New Study Documents the Civilian Terror from Obama's Drones

by Glenn Greenwald 

 A vitally important and thoroughly documented new report on the impact of Obama's drone campaign has just been released by researchers at NYU School of Law and Stanford University Law School. Entitled "Living Under Drones: Death, Injury and Trauma to Civilians From US Drone Practices in Pakistan", the report details the terrorizing effects of Obama's drone assaults as well as the numerous, highly misleading public statements from administration officials about that campaign.


Life for Pakistanis in US Drone War Detailed in New Report

Those venturing out to “recover bodies,” according to journalist Noor Behram, know they are likely to be “killed or maimed.”

by Kevin Gosztola

A new report featuring testimony from civilians, who’ve been victims of the US drone war in Pakistan, thoroughly examines what it is like for Pakistanis to live under drones. The International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic of Stanford Law School and the Global Justice Clinic at the New York University School of Law spent nine months conducting research and spoke with individuals, like Waziris, who agreed to be interviewed for the report and traveled long distances to share firsthand accounts, despite significant risks.


A Picture of War: the CIA’s Drone Strikes in Pakistan


The Bureau of Investigative Journalism  has been recording every reported CIA drone strike in Pakistan.  The result is our extensive database which details every known attack and the numbers killed in a covert war that has been bitterly fought since 2004.

Our detailed analysis has found that 344 strikes have killed between 2,562 and 3,325.  This number includes at least 474 civilians – though the true figure maybe as high as 881.

So just what do we know?  Rather than ask you to sift through thousands of lines of data, we’ve done the hard work for you – and these are the facts we’ve found:


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