Tag: Escallation

End ‘Forever Wars,’ Biden Told as White House Releases Document on Trump’s Secret Lethal Force Rules | Common Dreams News

A Yemeni boy (C) walks past a mural depicting a U.S. drone and reading " Why did you kill my family?" on December 13, 2013 in the capital Sanaa.

Author and director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law Karen J. Greenberg summed up the background recently, writing: In his second term, [former President Barack] Obama did try to put some limits and restrictions on lethal strikes by [remotely piloted aircraft], establishing procedures and criteria for them and limiting the grounds for their use. President Trump promptly watered down those stricter guidelines, while expanding the number of drone strikes launched from Afghanistan to Somalia, soon dwarfing Obama’s numbers. According to the British-based Bureau for Investigative Journalism, Obama carried out a total of 1,878 drone strikes in his eight years in office. In his first two years as president, Trump launched 2,243 drone strikes. The document’s release follows a fall court order saying the Trump administration could no longer keep the rules secret or deny their existence.

Source: End ‘Forever Wars,’ Biden Told as White House Releases Document on Trump’s Secret Lethal Force Rules | Common Dreams News

Experts Raise Alarms as US War Hawks Push for Deeper Syria Intervention | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

As the civil war in Syria deepens, American war hawks are using recent atrocities to push for direct U.S. military intervention against the Syrian government, according to observers who warn that further escalation will only worsen what has been dubbed “the most dangerous and destructive crisis on the planet.”

Source: Experts Raise Alarms as US War Hawks Push for Deeper Syria Intervention | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Dissident US diplomats criticize Syria policy – Your Middle East| Pro Israel Right Wing Push

 

Fighters from Syria's Manbij military council sit in a truck on the outskirts of the northern town of Manbij during fighting to retake the town from the Islamic State (IS) group

The so-called “dissent channel” cable urges attacks against Bashir al-Assad’s regime for its persistent violations of a shaky ceasefire aimed at bringing an end to

Source: Dissident US diplomats criticize Syria policy – Your Middle East