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APR 15, 2014 - Russia Today

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CIA using US air force to carry out drone strikes in Pakistan

US Air Force pilots are carrying out targeted drone strikes in Pakistan at the behest of the CIA, says a new documentary. The revelation has once again brought into question the legality of the largest targeted killing program in history.

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APR 14, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Death From Above: How American Drone Strikes Are Devastating Yemen

The people of Yemen can hear destruction before it arrives. In cities, towns and villages across this country, which hangs off the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula, the air buzzes with the sound of American drones flying overhead. The sound is a constant and terrible reminder: a robot plane, acting on secret intelligence, may calculate that the man across ...

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APR 14, 2014 - The Guardian

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CIA's Pakistan drone strikes carried out by regular US air force personnel

Former drone operators claim in new documentary that CIA missions flown by USAF's 17th Reconnaissance SquadronA regular US air force unit based in the Nevada desert is responsible for flying the CIA's drone strike programme in Pakistan, according to a new documentary to be released on Tuesday. Continue reading...

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APR 09, 2014 - New York Times

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The Lede: Artists Try to Prick Conscience of Drone Operators With Giant Portrait of Orphan in Pakistani Field

A group of rights activists and artists started a campaign this week, “Not a Bug Splat,” which seeks to draw attention to the human cost of American drone strikes in Pakistan, and to communicate directly with the pilots who guide the bombers to their targets by remote control.

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APR 07, 2014 - The Week

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Why the CIA won't break its drone addiction anytime soon

Even though President Obama ordered his national security cabinet to shift the locus of the drone wars from the Central Intelligence Agency to the military's special operations command, the New York Times reported Sunday that, while the number of strikes has slowed to a trickle, the CIA plans to be in the drone business in Pakistan and Africa for quite ...

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