Peace Action board member Larry Wittner on History News Network By Lawrence S. Wittner Dr. Lawrence Wittner (http://lawrenceswittner.com) is Professor of History emeritus at SUNY/Albany. His latest book is a satirical novel about university corporatization and rebellion, What’s Going On at UAardvark? “Тягач МЗКТ-79221 (комплекс Тополь-М)” by ru:Участник:Goodvint – Own […]
People who were hoping to see the end of the so-called “war on terror” on the horizon likely found some encouragement in President Obama’s speech today, but even more concern and lingering questions. It appears that some criticisms are getting through, as the New York Times reports a […]
Supporters of the administration’s targeted killing policy often point out that armed drones are far more precise than other means of air warfare. In a particularly weak defense of the policy, Amitai Etzioni writes: Most important, critics often conflate two distinct issues: Should we kill terrorists that cannot […]
The administration and many members of Congress have insisted that the US’s targeted killing program focuses on surgical strikes against Al Qaeda leaders and “associated forces,” with the utmost care given to avoiding civilian casualties. New information uncovered by McClatchy confirms what outside experts and advocates have long […]
Peace Action Wisconsin has been doing some slammin’ media work lately, here’s another op-ed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, this one on drones, by PA WI board member Conor McMullen. After years of slumber, Congress is finally starting to wake up to its responsibilities to question the legality, […]
An impressive new interactive infographic provides a striking example of how much the drone war in Pakistan has escalated during the Obama administration. It also highlights the lack of clarity around just who is killed by this barrage of drone strikes. The creator Wesley Grubbs talked to Popular […]
Stephen Colbert Skewers President Obama Over Drone Strikes and Kill List (and he richly deserves it); Do Not Kill List Urged on White House Website!
Whatever one thinks of President Obama, his foreign and military policy, and how much worse a Romney presidency might be, the president is in very bad territory with his actions regarding “signature” drone strikes and kill lists. If there aren’t laws against presidents being judge, jury and executioner, there […]