At least 15 civilians were killed and another 13 wounded, the United Nations said.
When the president and his key officials look at the drone program, they undoubtedly don't "see" women and children. Instead, they are caught up in a Hollywood-style vision of imminent danger from terrorists and of the kind of salvation that a missile launched from thousands of miles away provides.
"In situations of war, you know, we have to take responsibility when we're not acting appropriately."
"The American move into Cameroon marks a dramatic uptick in the war to contain a terrorist threat that has expanded across Central Africa."
"They care about their lives, don't kid yourself."
With such broad criteria, the Obama White House has blurred the line between “civilian” and “militant” -- while declining
Two Years Later, White House Still Hitting Roadblocks In Effort To Move Drone Program Out Of CIA Control
While the Senate Intelligence Committee may be mostly in sync about keeping the drone triggers in the hands of the CIA, it’s
Obama did not start the congressionally unauthorized drone wars in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia -- which because of this lack of legitimate authority are essentially murdering people without due process -- George W. Bush did. But Obama has accelerated the illegitimate killing.
Asked by CNN if he was confident that another drone that was armed could not land at his residence in the future, Obama demurred
If Barack Obama is concerned about the legacy of his presidency, he might want to take a look at Sunday's episode of "Last
We are clearly in the early stages of the intervention sweepstakes. The initial moves may even be greeted as auspicious, but watch out for the long-run destabilizing effects in an already chaotic region. Washington only imagines it can control such combustible situations.