of the war in Afghanistan and 3 of our
Predator Drone Article reading list: 1) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/obamaswar/view/ -This is a really good video of the war in Afghanistan and 3 of our predator article experts are featured in it. 2) http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hvr9bt7zu5ixL9z6g3p8ViQ72pWQD9BJ PMK00 ‐ UN says US use of predator drones may be illegal under international law. 3) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp‐dyn/content/article/2009/10/30/AR2009103000743.html ‐ Secretary Clinton defends drone attacks in Pakistan 4) http://www.newsweek.com/id/205725 ‐ An interview with Pakistan’s former deputy representative at the United Nations, S. Azmat Hassan, talks about drones and the future of Pakistan. 5) http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/declassified/archive/2009/10/27/in‐new‐justice‐case‐a‐ terror‐leader‐returns‐from‐the‐dead.aspx ‐ Military drone attacks may not be as effective as the U.S. government may like to think, especially in the case of Kashmiri who was once believed to be killed by a predator drone and was found months later still alive. 6) http://www.newsweek.com/id/169870 ‐ The Bush administration’s actions on predator drones in Pakistan and the Pakistan response. 7) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp‐dyn/content/article/2009/04/09/AR2009040903505.html ‐ Pakistan on the brink, Pakistan government verse tribal leader’s opinions, with an emphasis on drone attacks. 8) http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2009/05/25/090525taco_talk_coll ‐ American strategy in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region since the eighties and how it affects us today. 9) http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/02/23/090223fa_fact_ratliff ‐ guns and robots the pentagon may use in the future. 10) http://realclearpolitics.blogs.time.com/2009/03/12/pakistan‐and‐the‐drones/ ‐ survey of Pakistanis living in the Waziristan region and their feelings about the drone attacks. 11) http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/02/kilcullen‐says/ ‐ If we want to strengthen our friends and weaken our enemies then drones are counterproductive and should be used only as a last resort. 12) http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,410322,00.html –Seven drones have crashed this year costing $4 million each. Fox News discusses the possible reasons for this and the unmet demand for predator drones. 13) http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/10/23/drones‐aiding‐pakistani‐military‐offensive/ ‐ Pakistani Army accepts assistance from the drone including images taken from the drone. 14) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2602049.stm ‐Multiple times drones infiltrate no fly zone and are shot down by Iraqi fighter plans 15) http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,548601,00.html ‐Former Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf believes his country should be given drone aircraft so it can take out top terror suspects without the help of the West. 16) http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/29/world/asia/29weapons.html?_r=1&scp=4&sq=predator% 20drones&st=cse –Pakistani government accepts aid from America and drones, although “The Pakistanis insist on ‘no American face’ on their war. Period,” 17) http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2009‐09‐17‐somalia_N.htm ‐ Predator drones used in Somalia incite anger among Somali al‐Qaeda who vow revenge. 18) http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/2009‐07‐13‐recon_N.htm ‐ Predator drones and spy planes (ISR‐ intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance) among the new military technology that is being used is Afghanistan and Iraq. 19) http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/states/michigan/2009‐04‐02‐2691700074_x.htm ‐ Unmanned drone to patrol Michigan‐ Ontario border 20) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/1511540.stm ‐ In 2001 ‐ Iraq on 2001 celebrated the downing of a U.S. spy plane in southern Iraq. 21) http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2009/10/jane‐mayer‐predators‐drones‐ pakistan.html‐ Interview with Jane Mayer on her Predator Drone article for the New Yorker. 22) http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/17/opinion/17exum.html?_r=1 – David Kilcullen and Andrew Exum argue against the use of predator drones in Afghanistan and Pakistan. 23) http://wiredforwar.pwsinger.com/ ‐ P.W. Singer wrote a book on new technology in war. 24) http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/22/world/asia/22airstrikes.html ‐ General McChrystal wants limited use of airstrikes in Afghanistan because they are doing more harm than good. 25) http://www.brookings.edu/articles/2009/11_robotic_revolution_singer.aspx ‐ P.W. Singer analyzes the use of military robotics in the Middle East and by the Middle East.