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Electronic Intifada
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a Palestinian perspective.
National Archives of the United States
As the nation's record keeper, it is our vision that all Americans will understand the vital role records play in a democracy, and their own personal stake in the National Archives. Our holdings and diverse programs will be availa...
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is a non-government organization (NGO) based in Gaza City. The Centre is a non-profit company, dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law and upholding democratic...

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Assassination as Policy in Washington and How It Failed: 1990-2015
The Kingpin Strategy
Cockburn, Andrew
Article
2015
CounterPunch
The "kingpin strategy" refers to the elimination of the kingpins dominating cartels. Cockburn analyzes how this method was used by the U.S. government, how it failed to work in the "drug war," and how...
The Assassination Complex
Secret military documents expose the inner workings of Obama's drone wars
Scahill, Jeremy
Article
2015
The Intercept
There has been intense focus on the technology of remote killing, but that often serves as a surrogate for what should be a broader examination of the state's power over life and death.
Benign State Violence vs. Barbaric Terrorism
Peppe, Matt
Article
2015
Counterpunch
The US and UK target for assassination civilians that allegedly have a connection with ISIS. Such operations are performed without a trial. Peppe discusses how the governments of these countries justi...
Destroying the Commons
How the Magna Carta Became a Minor Carta
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2012
TomDispatch
Our rights and liberties are under ever-increasing attack.
The Drone Papers
Article
2015
The Intercept
The Intercept has obtained a cache of secret documents detailing the inner workings of the U.S. military's assassination program in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The documents, provided by a whistl...
Find, Fix, Finish
For the Pentagon, creating an architecture of assassination meant navigating a turf war with the CIA
Scahill, Jeremy
Article
2015
The Intercept
Obama was urged by Michael Hayden, the CIA director, and his counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, to adopt small footprint counterterrorism operations and drone strikes. In one briefing, Hayden tol...
Firing Blind
Flawed Intelligence and the Limits of Drone Technology
Currier, Cora; Maass, Peter
Article
2015
The Intercept
Classified Pentagon documents reveal that the U.S. military has faced "critical shortfalls" in the technology and intelligence it uses to find and kill suspected terrorists in Yemen and Somalia.
An Interview With Noam Chomsky on Obama's Human Rights Record
Nothing Can Justify Torture
Bailey, Eric
Article
2012
CounterPunch
America's human rights record under the administration of President Obama and the military intervention policies that have seen increased use during the Arab Spring.
Israeli journalist Anat Kam under secret house arrest since December
Article
2010
Guardian
An Israeli journalist has been under secret house arrest since December on charges that she leaked highly sensitive, classified military documents which suggest the Israeli military breached a court o...
Journalists allege threat of drone execution by US
Parvaz, D
Article
2017
Aljazeera
Fearing assassination, Al Jazeera's Ahmad Zaidan and independent journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem file US legal complaint.
The Kill Chain
The lethal bureaucracy behind Obama's drone war
Currier, Cora
Article
2015
The Intercept
Secret military documents offer documentary evidence of the process by which the Obama administration creates and acts on its kill lists in Yemen and Somalia.
The Life and Death of Objective Peckham
Stripped of British citizenship and killed by an American drone
Gallagher, Peter
Article
2015
The Intercept
Documentation of the final years of Bilal el-Berjawi's life, a British-Lebanese citizen suspected of being a terrorist. The story raises questions about the British government's role in the targeted a...
Manhunting in the Hindu Kush
Civilian casualties and strategic failures in America's longest war
Devereaux, Ryan
Article
2015
The Intercept
U.S. military forces set out to destroy the Taliban and al Qaeda forces that remained hidden in Hindu Kush. Dubbed Operation Haymaker, the campaign has been described as a potential model for the futu...
Six Facts from Sudden Justice, A New History of the Drone War
Currier, Cora
Article
2015
The Intercept
Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars, a new book by London-based investigative journalist Chris Woods, traces the intertwined technological, legal and political history of drones as they evolve...
The United States and Torture
We Tortured Some People and Probably Still Are....
Blum, William
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Two of the things that governments tend to cover-up or lie about the most are assassinations and torture, both of which are widely looked upon as exceedingly immoral and unlawful, even uncivilized. Si...
US drone strikes kill 28 unknown people for every intended target
Article
2014
Reprieve
US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan have killed as many as 1,147 unknown people in failed attempts to kill 41 named individuals, a report by human rights charity Reprieve has found.
U.S. Government Assassination Plots
An appendiex to Killing Hope, by William Blum
Blum, Willian
Article
2011
A list of prominent foreign individuals whose assassination (or planning for same) the United States has been involved in since the end of the Second World War.
A Visual Glossary
Decoding the language of covert warfare
Begley, Josh
Article
2015
The Intercept
Along with illustrations, Begley explains some of the terminology employed in the drone warfare.

Sources Bookshelf

Killing Hope
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
Towers of Deception
The Media Cover-Up of 9/11
Zwicker, Barrie
Book
2006


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