Anonymous source provides classified slides detailing U.S. military’s drone program

The Intercept has received secret slides that provide detail of the U.S. military’s kill/capture operations during the development of the drone wars. The slides were provided by a source within the U.S. intelligence community. The source has worked on the programs and operations outlined in the slides, and the Intercept chose to grant the source…

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When drones fall from the sky

“More than 400 large U.S. military drones have crashed in major accidents around the world since 2001, a record of calamity that exposes the potential dangers of throwing open American skies to drone traffic, according to a year-long Washington Post investigation. Since the outbreak of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, military drones have malfunctioned…

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Extra Extra Monday: Fatal flaws in Oklahoma’s execution system, absent city council members, teacher misconduct

Fatal Flaws: How Oklahoma’s lethal injection process went wrong | Tulsa World Nearly 15 years after Stephanie’s murder, Lockett lay dying as her family watched along with a gallery of law enforcement officials, prison administrators and journalists through the window of Oklahoma’s execution chamber. State officials had promised in court records and interviews that Oklahoma’s…

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Secret memos reveal explicit nature of U.S., Pakistan agreement on drones

“Despite repeatedly denouncing the CIA’s drone campaign, top officials in Pakistan’s government have for years secretly endorsed the program and routinely received classified briefings on strikes and casualty counts, according to top-secret CIA documents and Pakistani diplomatic memos obtained by The Washington Post.”

Top drone supporter, beneficiary now looks to uses closer to home

The strikes are deeply unpopular in South Asia and in other parts of the world, reports the Investigative Reporting Workshop. The Taliban killed 10 foreign mountaineers in Pakistan in June — in retaliation, the Taliban said, for the U.S. drone strikes. Many of the drones that were used in Pakistan, along with those sent to…

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