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The Meaning of the U.N. Special Rapporteur’s Endorsement of Brennan for CIA Director

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Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Ben Emmerson, the Special Rapportuer for Human Rights who is conducting an inquiry into the legality of (among other things) U.S. drone strikes, and who has suggested that the United States might have committed war crimes, has told Spencer Ackerman at Danger Room that he supports John Brennan as the Director of the CIA.  Based on conversations with . . .
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Readings: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) Letter to John Brennan, CIA Director Nominee, on Targeted Killing of US Citizens Abroad

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Monday, January 14, 2013 at 5:29 PM

John Brennan, nominated by President Obama to become the next CIA director, will apparently face some tough questioning from Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) at his Senate confirmation hearings (reportedly set for Thursday, February 7, 2:30 pm).  Sen. Wyden has sent Brennan a letter (obtained by Wired’s DangerRoom) on the refusal of the Administration to release . . .
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Reviews: CRS Report on U.S. Unmanned Aerial Systems

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 8:07 PM

The headline news from this Congressional Research Service report (which comes courtesy of Wired’s Danger Room, in a very handy article by Spencer Ackerman) is that, today, nearly one in three US warplanes is a drone: Remember when the military actually put human beings in the cockpits of its planes? They still do, but in . . .
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Computer Virus Infects U.S. Drone Fleet

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Friday, October 7, 2011 at 2:46 PM

Noah Shachtman reports at Danger Room that a “computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots’ every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones.”  The story does not indicate how or by whom the virus was introduced, or how serious it is.  But the story . . .
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