Nick Turse

We now, for instance, have a drone base in the Seychelles, an archipelago that evidently needs an infusion of money. Unless you had the dough for a high-end wedding in the middle of the Indian Ocean or a vacation in “paradise,” you’ve probably never heard of the place.

No matter. You’re still paying for the deployment of 82 people to those islands to fly and land crash-prone drones in our now endless “covert” robotic air wars in the Greater Middle East and Africa. With the so-called fiscal cliff now eternally on the media horizon, there’s been reporting recently on how your tax dollars are being spent, but do you have the faintest idea what it actually costs you to garrison the globe? No? Then you’re in good company, and the Pentagon certainly isn’t interested in telling you either.

Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com

We now, for instance, have a drone base in the Seychelles, an archipelago that evidently needs an infusion of money. Unless you had the dough for a high-end wedding in the middle of the Indian Ocean or a vacation in “paradise,” you’ve probably never heard of the place.

No matter. You’re still paying for the deployment of 82 people to those islands to fly and land crash-prone drones in our now endless “covert” robotic air wars in the Greater Middle East and Africa. With the so-called fiscal cliff now eternally on the media horizon, there’s been reporting recently on how your tax dollars are being spent, but do you have the faintest idea what it actually costs you to garrison the globe? No? Then you’re in good company, and the Pentagon certainly isn’t interested in telling you either.

Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com
U.S. Said to Target Rescuers at Drone Strike Sites
A report by the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism found that “at least 50 civilians had been killed in follow-up strikes after they rushed to help those hit by a drone-fired missile,” according to Scott Shane of the New York Times.  “The bureau counted more than 20 other civilians killed in strikes on funerals. The findings were published on the bureau’s Web site and in The Sunday Times of London.”
(via London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism)

U.S. Said to Target Rescuers at Drone Strike Sites

A report by the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism found that “at least 50 civilians had been killed in follow-up strikes after they rushed to help those hit by a drone-fired missile,” according to Scott Shane of the New York Times.  “The bureau counted more than 20 other civilians killed in strikes on funerals. The findings were published on the bureau’s Web site and in The Sunday Times of London.”

(via London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism)

America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is likely to resume  the drone campaign that it had apparently called off following a deadly  Nato airstrike on Pakistani border posts in the Mohmand tribal region on  November 26, 2011.  However, this time around, the frequency and  intensity of attacks by pilot-less aircraft would not be as high as it  was in the past.
— Zia Khan, ExpressTribune

America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is likely to resume the drone campaign that it had apparently called off following a deadly Nato airstrike on Pakistani border posts in the Mohmand tribal region on November 26, 2011.  However, this time around, the frequency and intensity of attacks by pilot-less aircraft would not be as high as it was in the past.

— Zia Khan, ExpressTribune