Obama puts restrictions on drone program
Setting a new tone on U.S. counter-terrorism policy, he also lifts the ban on sending Guantanamo prisoners home. WASHINGTON — Reining back the aggressive counter-terrorism strategy he has embraced for five years, President Obama declared clear, public restrictions for the first time on using unmanned aircraft to kill terrorists, a shift likely to significantly reduce U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan and elsewhere.
Sharif Seeks Better India Ties
Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, poised to lead the country's next government, is making rapprochement with India a cornerstone of his policy, in an effort to improve the economy and weaken the military establishment.
US Activists Target Obama's Drone Program for Protest Campaign
Planning is underway for a series of public protests against the infrastructure that supports the U.S. government's overseas drone program in an effort to galvanize the growing opposition to President Obama's policies which evidence shows results in untold civilian casualties and is exacerbating, not solving, military conflicts in places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and elsewhere. As The Guardian's Paul Harris reports :
'Naming the Dead' in Pakistan Reveals Destruction of US Policy
If the world is to accurately understand the destruction being caused by US drone attacks in Pakistan (and elsewhere), someone must identify and 'name the dead,' says the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ).
HuffPo Makes Deadly Reality of US Drone Policy Painfully Clear
In an editorial decision on Thursday clearly designed to be provoke emotion while also bringing attention to the often ignored death toll of innocent people—especially children—that have been killed in US drone attacks in recent years, the Huffington Post, one of the web's most read news sites, used its prime masthead to show grim pictures of dead or wounded child victims in Afghanistan and Pakistan.