U.S. Drastically Undercounted Civilian Deaths Due To Airstrike, Finds Investigation

by Countercurrents Collective, published on Countercurrents, December 20, 2021 Nice quick summary of what is in the report.  We should all read it. [jb] The U.S. military drastically undercounted civilian deaths caused by airstrikes in the Middle East since 2014, according to a New York Times investigation published Saturday. The New York Times reviewed a hidden Pentagon archive comprised of the military’s confidential […]

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New York Times Reporting on Airstrikes Should Give Daniel Hale More Credit

by Sam Carliner, published on Common Dreams, December 20, 2021 The New York Times recently came through with a display of reporting that should be commended. On December 18, the paper announced its release of hundreds of the Pentagon’s confidential reports of civilian casualties caused by U.S. airstrikes in the Middle East. This follows its high profile investigations into the […]

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The Drone Ranger

by Raymond Nat Turner, published on Black Agenda Report, December 1, 2021 The Drone Ranger gallops into Glasgow “His absence is good company.” —Scottish saying. Overriding The Hague from palatial $15 million hideout The Drone Ranger galloped gangsta style to Glasgow—setting foot in places war criminals Kissinger, W, Schmuck Cheney, Rumsfeld, et. al., avoided like vampires avoiding sunlit crucifixes…   […]

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Next Generation Warfare: Combat Drones Become Fastest-growing Weaponry in Global Military Arsenal

by Prakash Nanda, published on Eurasia Times, November 28, 2021 Around this time last year (2020), Azerbaijan had conquered almost the entire Armenian exclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. If the war had attracted global attention, it was mainly because of one feature. And that was the widespread use of armed drones of Turkish production, which decimated and demoralized the unprepared Armenians from […]

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Ukrainian Government Deploys Armed Drones Against Separatists

by Jason Melanovski, published on World Socialist Website, November 16, 2021 Despite its obligations under the signed 2015 Minsk Accords peace agreement, the Ukrainian government is continuing to ramp up its military capabilities against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. In late October, it deployed Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drones there for the first time ever. In response to an ostensible shelling […]

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The drone defense dilemma: How unmanned aircraft are redrawing battle lines

by Tom Kington, published on Defense News, February 14, 2021 ROME — First there was the video from Libya of a Turkish drone destroying a Russian Pantsir missile defense system. Next came the veteran S-300 air defense system — also Russian — being taken out in Nagorno-Karabakh by an Israeli-built Harop loitering munition. In the conflicts in Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh […]

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Russia’s Real-World Experience is Driving Counter-Drone Innovations

by Samuel Bendett, published on Defense News, May 23, 2021 The Russian military is actively working to develop concepts, tactics, techniques and procedures against aerial drones. The Russian Ministry of Defence has invested heavily to defend its forces against the growing threat and proliferations of UAVs large and small, from those manufactured by foreign states to those used by a […]

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US Killer Drone Attacks Kill Innocent Civilians

by Larry Gilbert Sr., published AntiWar.com, November, 18, 2021 As a people represented by our government, what gives us the right to go into other countries and indiscriminately assassinate people? Do we think that “American exceptionalism” gives us that right? How would we feel if the roles were reversed? Families around the world are merely trying to live their lives […]

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Digging for Peace- Resisting Nuclear Weapons

by Brian Terrell, published on Countercurrents, November 18, 2021 On Wednesday, October 20, I joined “Vrede Scheppen,” “Create Peace,” about 25 peace activists from the Netherlands, Germany and Austria at the airbase at Volkel, Netherlands, making a plea for an end to nuclear weapons. This base is home to two Dutch F16 fighter wings and the United States Air Force […]

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Unveiling of Rob Shetterly’s Portrait of Daniel Hale

Peace Action and Veterans for Peace of Broome County NY held a very nice event for our heroic killer drone whistleblower, Daniel Hale, at Cornell, an Ivy League university in Ithaca NY, on Armistice Day, November 11, 2021. After a year of planning, the solidarity group of Peace Action of Broome County NY and Veterans for Peace of Broome County […]

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