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A war on terror where the rules don’t apply

It's been a bad week for Washington’s image. First, a leaked Justice Department memo provided a handy legal framework to justify the US government’s killing of its own citizens without even a semblance of due process. Then a report by a respected international body alleged gross violations of international law by the United States and its allies in a process known as “extraordinary rendition.” And Tuesday night, newspapers revealed the location of a previously secret drone base in Saudi Arabia from where the United States launches strikes against Al Qaeda militants inside Yemen — including US citizens.

Chatter: Iran says it captured a US drone, again

Iran claims to have nabbed another US spy plane, NATO prepares to send Turkey its Patriot defense system, and everyone needs to calm down about the royal baby.
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Iran claims to have nabbed another US spy plane, NATO prepares to send Turkey its Patriot defense system, and everyone needs to calm down about the royal baby.
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VIDEO: Pakistan anti-drone protest fizzles out, but sparks strong emotion

MANZAI — Anti-drone protesters tried to conquer barbed wire, ditches, police squads, soldiers and shipping containers blocking the road to reach South Waziristan, the planned destination of a march Imran Khan kicked off in Islamabad on Saturday. But Khan, the cricketer-turned-leader of his own political party, Movement for Justice, had decided not to visit South Waziristan after all. The army had reportedly warned him of possible attacks if he were to proceed. 

Imran Khan leads anti-drone march across Pakistan

Imran Khan: "Clearly if they were succeeding, these drone attacks, we would be winning the war. But there's a stalemate."

The future of micro drones could get downright scary

For years now, rumors and sightings of insect sized micro drones have been popping up around the world. But they may not be rumors for long.

Chatter: US drones aimed at Al Qaeda's Number 2?

The US might have tried to drone-bomb Al Qaeda's chief deputy, Wisconsin's governor prepares for recall, and life on the lam comes to an ignominious end for the "Canadian Psycho."
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The US might have tried to drone-bomb Al Qaeda's chief deputy, Wisconsin's governor prepares for recall, and life on the lam comes to an ignominious end for the "Canadian Psycho."
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Chatter: Deadly drones strike Pakistan

US drones kill more people in Pakistan, early forecasts for the outcome of Egypt's vote, and video of a man doing something crazy.
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US drones kill more people in Pakistan, early forecasts for the outcome of Egypt's vote, and video of a man doing something crazy.
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Bomb kills Pakistani worshipers (VIDEO)

 Pakistani intelligence officials said they intercepted Taliban radio transmissions about Hakimullah Mehsud’s death.
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