Are Obama’s Drone Strikes More Defensible than Torture?

Victor Davis Hanson There are lots of hypocrisies surrounding the recently released executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program. But they pale in comparison to the current Democratic silence about President Barack Obama’s policy of targeted drone assassinations.  Since 2004, drones have killed an estimated 2,400 to […]

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IAF Jets, Choppers Train for UAV Threat

The Air Force conducted a rehearsal last week for an event in which an enemy Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) infiltrates Israeli airspace. Both jet fighter and combat helicopter squadrons took part in the rehearsal, and practiced interception of a UAV near Israel’s border, reported the Air Force website. The IAF sees the threat as a […]

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Watch: Al Qaeda Holds Largest ‘Most Dangerous’ Meeting in Years

Remarkable footage of the largest and “most dangerous” meeting of Al Qaeda commanders in years has emerged online. The footage – obtained and translated by CNN – shows the jihadist group’s second-in-command, Nasser al-Wuhayshi, meeting openly with fighters and commanders in Yemen. Al-Wuhayshi, who heads Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), was apparently unfazed […]

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India to Buy 15 Drones from Israel

India will purchase 15 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Israel, news outlets reported Monday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved the purchase at a Cabinet meeting, according to Defense Update. The goal: to boost India’s line of surveillance against northern border countries and regional rivals Pakistan and China. The purchase will cost about 1,200 crores / 120 million […]

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Cornel West: MLK Had a Dream; ‘Barack Obama’s Got Drones’

(CNSNews.com) – Liberal activist and scholar Dr. Cornel West last week pointed out the contradiction between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and President Barack Obama’s push for U.S. military intervention in Syria. “Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. Barack Obama’s got drones. Martin Luther King Jr. had prophetic missions. […]

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States Vie for Test Sites As FAA Prepares U.S. Airspace For Thousands of Drones

(CNSNews.com) – Thousands of drones will join the 327 already flying in U.S. airspace over the next five years, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2013 Aerospace Forecast, which called the unmanned vehicles “the most dynamic growth sector within the aviation industry.”(See 2013_Forecast.pdf) An earlier FAA forecast estimated that 30,000 drones would be operating in U.S. airspace […]

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