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March 1, 2013

United States
Assessing U.S. Drone Strike Policies

A panel of experts discusses U.S. drone policy.

March 18, 2013

Defense and Security
U.S. Public Opinion on Drone Strikes

Although the United States has been killing suspected terrorists with drone strikes in nonbattlefield settings for over ten years, public opinion polling of the controversial tactic began only a year…

Armed drone Afghanistan

March 1, 2013

United States
Assessing U.S. Drone Strike Policies

KAREN GREENBERG: So welcome to this afternoon's conversation, "Assessing U.S. Drone Strike Policies." We have a wonderful panel here today. I will introduce them very briefly. You can read about the…

January 1, 2013

Defense Technology
Reforming U.S. Drone Strike Policies

Overview Over the last ten years, drones have become a critical tool in the war against terrorist and militant organizations worldwide. Their advantages over other weapons and intelligence systems…

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November 21, 2013

Will Afghanistan Allow U.S. Drone Strikes into Pakistan?

Yesterday, the CIA was suspected of conducting a drone strike consisting of three or four missiles that destroyed part of a madrasa in the Hangu district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakista…


March 5, 2013

United States
Who Is Ultimately Responsible for U.S. Drone Strikes?

An article today in the New York Times offered a new piece of evidence in the CIA’s nine-year drone strikes campaign in Pakistan. Declan Walsh reported that anonymous officials—“two senior U.S. offic…

Drone strike in Pakistan

February 4, 2013

Defense and Security
Leon Panetta Reflects on U.S. Drone Strikes

In a series of farewell interviews over the past three days, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta made some interesting observations about drone strikes. As the director of the Central Intelligence Agen…


June 2, 2010

Raising the Curtain on U.S. Drone Strikes

Despite recent successes, unmanned drone strikes in Afghanistan and Pakistan remain a controversial tactic. CFR’s Micah Zenko says the Obama administration must shed new details on the "worst kept co…

September 11, 2018

The Presence of Lethal U.S. Drones in Niger is Expanding

The CIA is expanding its presence at a recently established drone base at Dirkou, Niger, an oasis town in the Sahara that has a small airport.


December 5, 2012

United States
U.S. Drone Policy

Council on Foreign Relations 12/5/12 Academic Conference Call on U.S. Drone Policy with Micah Zenko