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Drones news and analysis from The Nation
April 27, 2022
These Are the Civilian Deaths You Don’t Hear About
Until the Defense Department overhauls its air strike policies, civilians will continue to die in attacks.
January 13, 2022
Automated Warfare Is Nothing New
It didn’t just start with drones—and it won’t stop with them.
November 16, 2021
Let’s Stop Handing the Pentagon Blank Checks
The system is working—if you happen to be an arms contractor
William D. Hartung
September 29, 2021
Will We Remember the Victims of the Kabul Drone Strike?
For 20 years, the War on Terror has brought death and destruction to countless countries. Will we remember the victims?
September 7, 2021
Congress Has the Power to Rein In Presidential Military Overreach
The commander in chief’s power to invade and inflict carnage is far too expansive.
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July 15, 2020
The US Military Is Using Online Gaming to Recruit Teens
Gamers with the Army, Navy, and Air Force are spending hours on Twitch with children as young as 13.
June 16, 2020
The US Government Kills Black People with Impunity Both at Home and Abroad
It’s time to reckon with the anti-black brutality that defines American policy from Minneapolis to Somalia.
Robtel Neajai Pailey
January 14, 2020
How the Presidency Seized Control of Drone Strikes
Under Trump, the use of drone warfare—which grew dramatically under Obama—guarantees countless more will needlessly die in America’s wars.
January 7, 2020
Trump’s Assassination of Iran’s Suleimani Was a Colossal Strategic Blunder
In one blow, Washington has strengthened Iran’s hard-liners, revived its nuke program, drawn Iraq closer to Tehran, stymied popular regional uprisings, and endangered Americans around the world.
January 7, 2020
Trump’s Distraction by Assassination
The killing of Iran’s Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani took the public’s attention away from Trump’s upcoming trial in the Senate. This new crisis, though, has no visible off-ramp.