Jack Serle

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Trump, Obama and the Future of Targeted Killing
Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy is often discussed in terms of things he didn’t do: intervene in Syria, reset with Russia, get out of Afghanistan. In one area however, Obama developed and expanded a defining policy architecture which his successor Donald Trump now inherits: the ability to kill...
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Thursday, February 04, 2016
Naming the Dead: Only 10 of Scores Killed by US Drones in Pakistan Last Year Have Been Identified
Just 10 of the scores killed by US drones in Pakistan last year have so far been identified, according to data collected by the Bureau’s Naming the Dead project. The names for all 10 came from either terrorist propaganda or the US government, with officials from Pakistan’s government, military and...
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Saturday, April 04, 2015
The Bodies Pile Up in Yemen's Civil War and Saudi Arabia's Bombing Campaign, But Who is Counting the Casualties?
Perhaps paradoxically in the digital age, the fog of war has never been denser.
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Friday, February 06, 2015
Does Latest Drone Strike on al Shabaab Signal Change in US Tactics in Somalia?
A US drone strike which killed a senior al Shabaab leader in Somalia last Saturday appears to have been part of a change of tactics by the Americans since it started targeting the militant group in 2007. It was the fifth consecutive such strike against al Shabaab’s leadership, with drones now...
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Friday, October 17, 2014
Investigation: Only 4% of Drone Victims in Pakistan Named as al Qaeda Members
As the number of US drone strikes in Pakistan hits 400, research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism finds that fewer than 4% of the people killed have been identified by available records as named members of al Qaeda. This calls in to question US Secretary of State John Kerry’s claim last...
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Students gather at the site of a suspected CIA drone strike on a seminary in Hangu district News
Friday, May 23, 2014
Most US Drone Strikes in Pakistan Attack Houses
Domestic buildings have been hit by drone strikes more than any other type of target in the CIA’s 10-year campaign in the tribal regions of northern Pakistan, new research reveals. By way of contrast, since 2008, in neighbouring Afghanistan drone strikes on buildings have been banned in all but the...
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US drones or jets have killed an Australian and a dual national Australia-New Zealand citizens (Photo: US Air Force photo/Tech Sgt Efren Lopez) News
Friday, April 18, 2014
US Strike Killed Australian and New Zealander in Yemen
The governments of Australia and New Zealand have confirmed the deaths of two men in a US strike in Yemen, which took place last November. The two men, one Australian and one dual Australian-New Zealand citizen, were reportedly junior members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and were...
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