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  • Drone collateral deaths are major strikes against morality

    Drone strikes, by their nature, are bound to kill innocent civilians. It is all too easy to ignore this ugly fact — and the dubious morality of the whole enterprise — until the unfortunate victims happen to be Westerners.
  • U.S. may revamp overseas hostage-rescue program

    U.S. may revamp overseas hostage-rescue program
    The White House is considering revamping its overseas hostage-rescue program after CIA drone strikes that mistakenly killed an American and an Italian held captive by terrorists in Pakistan, the latest incident to reveal gaps in U.S. counter-terrorism...

    Drone killings reopen debate on U.S. hostage policy

    Drone killings reopen debate on U.S. hostage policy
    It wasn't until three months after a U.S. drone blasted a suspected al-Qaida compound in Pakistan that America's spies figured out that an aid worker from Rockville had been killed, the White House said this week. The deaths of Warren Weinstein, who...

    Death of kidnapped US aid worker reminder of CIA's difficult Pakistan presence

    ISLAMABAD Al-Qaida's 2011 kidnapping in Pakistan of U.S. civilian aid contractor Warren Weinstein, which ended in January when Weinstein was inadvertently killed by a U.S. drone strike, was the byproduct of a three-year turf war between the CIA and...

    Man accused of holding woman hostage for 10 years ordered to stand trial

    Man accused of holding woman hostage for 10 years ordered to stand trial
    A Bell Gardens man accused of holding hostage a 15-year-old girl who was abducted a decade ago was ordered Friday to stand trial. After a preliminary hearing, Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert Fitzgerald ordered Isidro Garcia to answer to the...