February 26, 2015 5
Australia is moving from surveillance drones to armed drones. But given the US' record of using drones in countries without authorisiation (and given Abbott's penchant for "captain's calls"), are Australian armed drones a good idea?
May 29, 2014 13
The government has no view on whether the killing of two Australians by US drone strikes in Yemen was illegal, inappropriate or concerning, George Brandis reveals.
April 23, 2014 3
A Crikey reader talks about his time in Yemen -- and when he might have met Christopher Harvard and Muslim Bin John.
April 22, 2014 20
An Australian has been killed overseas. But the federal government is strangely incurious about it, and has nothing to say about it. Its ideology is getting in the way.
November 7, 2012
Pakistan has good reason to fear the re-election of Barack Obama. But Australians should be watching the Senate result -- that's where the results may really affect those Down Under.
October 11, 2012 2
Imran Khan and victims of the US drone war in Pakistan invited media and activists to join a convoy of protest through the outskirts of the war-ravaged nation. Justin Randle was among them.
May 30, 2012
After a tragically bungled missile strike in his first week as President, Barack Obama was understandably disturbed -- but Daniel Klaidman explains how he eventually came to embrace drone attacks.
May 19, 2010
An excellent investigation by Reuters into how drone fighter planes became the Obama administration's weapon of choice in AfPak. The US military is now launching several targeted strikes a week in Pakistan, four times as many as under Bush.
April 15, 2010
Sending targeted missiles into Pakistan to kill individual terrorists isn't just legally dubious -- it's counterproductive, explains Robert Wright: they'll just be replaced by newer, angrier terrorists.