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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.