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Drones news and analysis from The Nation
December 11, 2017
What Will It Take for America to Wake Up to the Horrifying Reality of US Warfare?
The great majority of the American people remain studiously indifferent to the charade being played out before their eyes.
Andrew J. Bacevich
December 6, 2017
In Pakistan’s Tribal Areas, Collective Punishment Is the Law of the Land
Civilians here, who live under an outdated colonial regime, have been terrorized by US drone strikes and extremist Islamists for many years.
August 24, 2017
Growing Up With Big Brother
A historian tracks half a century of evolving state surveillance.
June 7, 2017
Trump Is Sending a Murderer to Do a Diplomat’s Job
Trump just put Michael D’Andrea—the man who invented so-called “signature drone strikes”—to head up intelligence operations in Iran.
April 6, 2017
Donald Trump Has a Passionate Desire to Bring Back Torture
And that should be no surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention.
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March 16, 2017
If You Want to Know Where Donald Trump Came From, Look to Iraq
Trump denies he was ever in favor of the 2003 invasion—but he’s a president made by war.
March 7, 2017
Trump Doesn’t Realize These Are Wars We Cannot Win
From Hiroshima and Nagasaki in WWII to today’s Afghanistan, America has developed a dangerous obsession with “winning.”
December 22, 2016
Why Trump’s Hotels Will Doom Us All
Who’d have thought it’d be a bad idea to elect a president with business interests pretty much everywhere in the world?
December 5, 2016
9 Things Obama Can Do Before Leaving Office to Prepare for the Trump Takeover
In the next 40 days, the President can declassify secret documents, pardon whistle blowers, and punish high-level officials who abused their power.
December 1, 2016
A Letter From Rebel-Controlled Idlib, Syria
“Let Nusra go to hell,” says a member of the Islamic police, who are despised by the people and even by their own employees.