Jeremy Scahill speaking at Chatham House. (Photo by Chatham House on Flickr)
06 May 2016

Jeremy Scahill Outlines How Obama Made Assassination Formal US Policy

Kevin Gosztola talks to Jeremy Scahill about his new book based on the “Drone Papers,” including top secret documents on the expanded use of assassinations.

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The Assassination Complex by Jeremy Scahill. Graphic from the Intercept
05 May 2016

WATCH: Jeremy Scahill Discusses ‘The Assassination Complex’

Kevin Gosztola and The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill discuss The Assassination Complex, a collection of reporting on the US secret assassination policy.

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08 Mar 2016

Obama Administration To Justify Drone Strikes With Casualty Counts

The Obama administration intended to create the perception that it would disclose numbers, thereby diminishing concerns about human rights violations.

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13 Feb 2016

Despite Anti-War Claims, Sanders Endorses President Obama’s Foreign Policy

Appearing on CBS’ ‘Face the Nation,’ Sanders praised Obama’s expansive military policy while condemning Clinton for her support of foreign wars.

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19 Nov 2015

‘You Can’t Buy My Soul’: Drone Whistleblowers Speak Out

Four former drone operators spoke out about their experiences piloting and killing, including children, with America’s lethal fleet of drones.

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Drone whistleblower Brandon Bryant (Lucas Wirl on Flickr)
20 Oct 2015

Air Force Office Tells Drone Whistleblower’s Mom She Is On ISIS ‘Hit List’

The United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations sent officers to the home of the mother of a drone whistleblower to inform her she was on an Islamic State “hit list.” The officers indicated her information was compromised in the Office of Personnel Management hack, however, the drone whistleblower’s

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18 Oct 2015

Podcast: Intercept Reporter Ryan Devereaux on ‘The Drone Papers’ & Afghanistan War

A whistleblower within the United States intelligence community provided secret military documents to The Intercept, which reveal key details about worldwide assassination operations, including drone strikes. “The Drone Papers,” published by The Intercept on October 15, showed how the U.S. military has designated unidentified men as “Enemies Killed in Action”

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02 Oct 2015

Blacked Out Pages: U.S. Government Snubs ACLU Over Targeted Killing FOIA

The US government gave the ACLU the equivalent of the middle finger in response to a FOIA request for records on the “targeted killing program.”

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An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the flight line at Hurlburt Field Fla., April 24, 2014. (US Air Force on Flickr)
02 Oct 2015

U.S. Government: Courts Do Not Have Power to Review Lawfulness of Drone Strikes

The United States government moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought on behalf of Yemenis killed by a U.S. drone strike, arguing U.S. courts do not have the power to review “national security” or “foreign policy” decisions. The government also contends it could be embarrassing if a court ruled the strike was unlawful,

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08 Sep 2015

‘A Dangerous International Precedent’: British Government Embraces Killer Drones

British Prime Minister David Cameron informed Parliament the government had launched a drone strike on August 21, which assassinated three people in Syria alleged to be Islamic State militants, including two British citizens. The strike against British citizen Reyaad Khan, the “target of the strike,” was committed without approval from Parliament. British citizen Ruhul Amin, who was killed in the strike, was deemed an “associate” worthy of death.

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