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U.S. Military To Expand Drone Fleet | Press TV

June 14, 2011

There were 118 drone strikes in the al-Qaeda and Taliban heavy Pakistan-Afghanistan border region of North and South Waziristan in 2010, up drastically from about 50 in 2009, according to a count by the New America Foundation. ...

CIA Plans Drone Strike Campaign in Yemen | The Los Angeles Times

June 14, 2011

The CIA has launched at least 208 drone strikes in Pakistan under Obama, compared with 42 under President George W. Bush, according to the New America Foundation, which tracks the strikes through local media reports.

The Magical Realism of Body Counts | Al Jazeera

June 13, 2011

The more widely cited New America Foundation (NAF) study fares only slightly better. Employing a seemingly rigorous method, the project records every drone attack along with its intended target and presumed outcome. Of the 1542 to 2541 people killed in ...

U.S. Resumes Missile Attacks in Yemen | Australian Broadcasting Company

June 10, 2011


Peter Bergen is an expert on Al Qaeda's operations in the Arabian Peninsula. PETER BERGEN: Well I think both the United States and Al Qaeda, in a sense, are taking advantage of the power vacuum which exists in Yemen. Al Qaeda obviously thrives in ...

U.S. Resumes Missile Attacks in Yemen | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

June 10, 2011

Peter Bergen, an expert on Al Qaeda's operations in the Arabian peninsula, says AQAP could exploit the unrest in Yemen. "I think both the United States and Al Qaeda, in a sense, are taking advantage of the power vacuum which exists in Yemen," he said. ...

Drones Soar in U.S. Plans for Future Aircraft Purchases | CNN

June 10, 2011

Just a few examples: There were 118 drone strikes in the al Qaeda and Taliban heavy Pakistan-Afghanistan border region of North and South Waziristan in 2010, up drastically from about 50 in 2009, according to a count by the New America Foundation. ...

Analysis: Poverty and Extremism —Farhat Taj | Pakistan Daily Times

June 10, 2011

On this count, the survey is more 'ethical' than a similar survey conducted by Terror Free Tomorrow and the New America Foundation last year as well as many other surveys. In this column, I have been urging researchers to apply necessary ethical ...

If Drones Had Feelings, They'd Be Hurt | Foreign Policy

June 8, 2011

But the New America Foundation's similar dataset, complied by analysts Peter Bergen and Katherine Tiedemann, shows drastically different results. They too rely on news reports, but they estimate the civilian fatality rate to be only 32 percent relative ...

Time for Urgent Debate on Afghanistan | CNN

June 8, 2011

I cannot say it any better than CNN's Peter Bergen, writing in The New Republic: Those who argue "the effort to secure Afghanistan is not a matter of vital US interest ... could not be more mistaken. Afghanistan and the areas of Pakistan that border it ...

U.S. Steps Up Hunt of Al Qaeda Leadership | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

June 6, 2011

PETER BERGEN, NEW AMERICAN FOUNDATION: Clearly the United States has kill orders out on a lot of people, because, you know, president Obama has authorised four times more drone strikes in his two years in office than George W. Bush did in his eight ...

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