How a U.S. citizen came to be in drone crosshairs

Faisal Shahzad reached out to Anwar al-Awlaki before his failed bombing attempt in New York City’s Times Square in 2010. Full story

COLUMN: A need for rules on drones

Sen. Rand Paul made some dubious warnings about drone strikes on San Francisco cafes in his filibuster last week against the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA director. But his larger argument for clearer limits on drones is absolutely right. Full story

U.S. Air Force stops reporting data on Afghanistan drone strikes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With debate intensifying in the United States over the use of drone aircraft, the U.S. military said on Sunday that it had removed data about air strikes carried out by unmanned planes in Afghanistan from its monthly air power summaries. Full story

When Rand Paul Ended Filibuster, He Left Drones On National Stage

The senator launched a nationwide conversation by challenging the president’s pick to lead the CIA. He vowed to keep talking until the White House clarified whether it has authority to kill U.S. citizens on American soil with drones. He finally stood down, but the debate is far from over. Full story

Suspected US drone kills militant in NW Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed a foreign militant in country’s northwest near Afghan border. Full story

US stops reporting drone hits

WASHINGTON – With debate intensifying in the United States over the use of drone aircraft, the U.S. military said on Sunday that it had removed data about air strikes carried out by unmanned planes in Afghanistan from its monthly air power summaries. Full story

David Ignatius: A need for rules on drones

Sen. Rand Paul made some dubious warnings about drone strikes on San Francisco cafes in his filibuster last week that delayed the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA director. But his larger argument for clearer limits on drones is absolutely right. Full story

Perspective: What to do about drones

The following editorial appeared in Friday’s Washington Post: After Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., held the Senate hostage Wednesday in order to warn that American citizens could be targeted by drone strikes on U.S. Full story

Suspected US drone kills militant in NW Pakistan – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed a foreign militant in country’s northwest near Afghan border. Full story

US Air Force stops reporting data on Afghanistan drone strikes

WASHINGTON – With debate intensifying in the United States over the use of drone aircraft, the U.S. military said on Sunday that it had removed data about air strikes carried out by unmanned planes in Afghanistan from its monthly air power summaries. U.S. Central Command, whi … Full story