Category Archives: US Foreign Policy

Theory of the drone 3: Killing grounds

Originally posted on geographical imaginations:
This is the third in a series of posts on Grégoire Chamayou‘s Théorie du drone, in which I provide a detailed summary of his argument, links to some of his key sources, and reflections drawn from my soon-to-be-completed The everywhere…

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Obama’s Willing Executioners of the Fourth Amendment by Norman Solomon — Antiwar.com

Obama’s Willing Executioners of the Fourth Amendment by Norman Solomon — Antiwar.com.

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Obama speaks about drone wars

Originally posted on Drone Wars UK:
On Thursday (23 Oct) President Obama gave a much-trailed speech on counterterrorism, large parts of which focused on the US use of drones.  At the same time a ‘fact sheet’ on US policy on…

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Spaces of constructed (in)visibility

Originally posted on geographical imaginations:
Further to my previous posts on air strikes in Pakistan here and here, the International Crisis Group today published a new report, Drones: Myths and Reality in Pakistan. From ICG’s media release: ‘The report’s major findings…

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Homing in

Originally posted on geographical imaginations:
I’m finally home from Europe – a strange sentence, I think, since I always feel so much at home when I return to Europe.  I spent the last week in the Czech Republic, where I…

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Visualizations of Conflict

My comment on why up-close-and-personal films about war don’t bring us any closer to the reality of the battlefield on OpenCanada.org as part of their in depth analysis of the Hot Docs festival.

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Drone-ing on and on

Noting or lamenting the continued resilience and importance of the military industrial complex is rather prosaic. As many have demonstrated, not least James Der Derian and Eugene Jarecki, the role of military industrial production in the US has regularly served … Continue reading

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