The more I reflect on last week’s drone contretemps–and what effect the efforts of Senator Paul and his followers has had / may still have on U.S. policy–the more I have a profound and distressing sense of déjà vu. After … Read more »
Recall that Senator Paul asked John Brennan whether he believed the President “has the authority to order lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and without a trial?,” and that John Brennan and … Read more »
In what the New York Times is calling a “major step towards transparency,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel publicly acknowledged the presence of U.S. forces at the Combined Air and Space Operations Center at Al Udeid air base in Qatar. The base is the main location for tasking and operating the U.S. military’s vast fleet of air and space-based resources in the region. Walter Pincus in the Washington Post has more on the tactical details of … Read more »
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