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  1. News - World - US MILITARY

    Court rejects CIA secrecy over records of drone strikes

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington CIA ordered to come clean on drone strikes A US federal court ruled the CIA can no longer refuse to confirm or deny whether it has records related to drone strikes, in a blow to the government's secrecy over the bombing campaign. The Court of Appeals for Washington said the stance was no longer credible as President Barack Obama ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1192395/court-rejects-cia-secrecy-over-records-drone-strikes
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    US may use drones on extremists to stop Syria becoming terror haven

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy Tribune in Washington CIA profiling key militants to give White House option to kill them if civil war worsens and country becomes a haven for terrorists U.S. may turn drones on Syrian extremists The CIA is secretly targeting Islamic extremists in Syria for possible lethal drone strikes as part of a contingency plan to protect the US and its allies in the event ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1192398/us-may-use-drones-extremists-stop-syria-becoming-terror-haven
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Protest against US drone war disrupts Senate hearing

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 09:47am by Reuters and AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse, Reuters in Washington CIA nominee to face questions on drones, interrogations and leaks Protesters denouncing US drone attacks disrupted a US Senate hearing on Thursday on the nomination for the next CIA director, forcing police to escort demonstrators from the hall. “Stand up against drones” yelled a protester as President Barack Obama’s pick to lead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1145117/protest-against-us-drone-war-disrupts-senate-hearing
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Brennan defends drone strikes, even on Americans

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 03:16pm by AFP

    ... Associated Press in Washington CIA Director-designate John Brennan strongly defended anti-terror attacks by unmanned drones on Thursday under close questioning at a protest-disrupted ... useful information. Despite what he called a public misimpression, Brennan told the Senate Intelligence Committee that drone strikes are used only against targets planning to carry out attacks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1146038/brennan-defends-drone-strikes-even-americans
  5. Drone strikes test legal boundaries

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Drones are the perfect weapon for America's fight against its far-off enemies. The unmanned aircraft operated remotely from thousands of kilometres away can spy, zero in and fire ... al-Qaeda, was killed by a drone strike in the Pakistani tribal area of Waziristan. While the strike was welcomed by Americans, it was condemned by Pakistan as a violation of sovereignty, and fresh ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005038/drone-strikes-test-legal-boundaries
  6. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    US spy agency a law unto itself

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... was killing people in Afghanistan with a new weapon: a Predator drone armed with a Hellfire missile. It was the perfect weapon for a spy service: it killed from afar, out of public view, and without ... of the drone age, the CIA got a licence to kill. Since then, the author warns, it has become "a killing machine, an organisation consumed with man hunting". The CIA director has become ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1265852/us-spy-agency-law-unto-itself
  7. News - World - US POLITICS

    John Brennan finally confirmed as head of CIA

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Brennan, a counter-terrorism expert and 25-year veteran of the CIA, was the architect of the controversial secret programme that uses armed drones ... the potential use of domestic drones that could have delayed filling the crucial post. Brennan, a counter-terrorism expert and 25-year veteran of the CIA, was the architect of the controversial secret ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1186526/john-brennan-finally-confirmed-head-cia
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    David Petraeus faces US Congress over attack on consulate in Libya

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... video from the consulate and surveillance footage by an unarmed CIA Predator drone. Petraeus appeared before the House Intelligence Committee and its Senate counterpart. "Director Petraeus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1084422/david-petraeus-faces-us-congress-over-attack-consulate-libya
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Barack Obama's next CIA chief must be chosen with care

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Washington

    ... with guns and other memorabilia from his days in Iraq and Afghanistan, the CIA's influence in Washington was growing considerably. Its covert drone programme became Obama's weapon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1081133/barack-obamas-next-cia-chief-must-be-chosen-care

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