Chicago is already one of the most surveilled cities in America. Now a new legislative push from Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to get Big Brother in the skies.
In November, WhoWhatWhy alerted its readers to the fact that President Donald Trump is continuing the Obama administration’s drone war while suppressing important information on the drone strikes conducted this year.While that is bad enough, things are actually much worse.The number of drone strikes in Somalia and Yemen has soared as Trump appears to have Read More
It would be tough for us to pick our best stories of 2017, but here are a few that you might have missed. More than anything, they show the wide range of issues we covered this year.
While President Donald Trump seeks to dismantle almost everything put in place by the Obama administration, one area where he stays the course is the drone war.
A surprising link between US foreign policy and violence on America’s streets. Philosopher, cultural critic and author Laurie Calhoun explains what US behavior abroad has to do with domestic gun culture.
Four former drone operators came forward to strongly criticize President Barack Obama’s drone war, saying it bred terror, killed innocents, and left the ones pulling the trigger grievously wounded in spirit.
Earlier this year, two innocent hostages—one American, one Italian—were killed by a US-led unmanned drone strike meant to target al-Qaeda. By some estimates, the drone strikes that President Obama has authorized have murdered more innocent people than the 9/11 attacks. As war rages on across the Middle East and the US continues to fire unmanned strikes that are killing civilians, it’s worth looking back and discovering how this technology came to be… and how it could be put to positive uses instead. See this documentary.
Killing by remote control is already a reality, and it’s about to get a lot cheaper. Not only that, the image of a perfect, surgical killing machine presented to us is far from the reality. Tune in for Jeff Schechtman’s conversation with Andrew Cockburn, the Washington editor of Harper’s magazine.
Part 5 of a new five-part documentary on the national security state
The “War on Terror” just keeps expanding. Next, it could go south of the border. And target a whole new group of scary folks. Where is all this headed? We take a look in this three-part series.
Was the ambitious General David Petraeus targeted for take-down by competing interests in the US military/intelligence hierarchy—years before his abrupt downfall last year in an adultery scandal? Previously unreported documents analyzed by WhoWhatWhy suggest as much. They provide new insight into the scandalous extramarital romance that led to Petraeus’s resignation as CIA director in November Read More
The reelection of Barack Obama will ensure 16 full years of George W. Bush’s national security policies, adding more noxious infringements on American civil liberties by the year.
Something is wrong with a country where mass murder seems a routine occurrence. The fact that we merely report these things without really doing anything about them is even more telling.
WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker interviewed on drone strikes, strategy regarding the Taliban, policy towards Pakistan, and the situation in Syria.
There’s the story they want you to believe about Obama’s palace shakeup. And then there’s the real, more disturbing one.
So have you heard? Any day, there will be these mini-drones, little unmanned planes, following you around. And no, you won’t have to be a member of the Taliban. Just an American who is suspected of something or other. When you aren’t panicked about this new, inevitable expansion of the police state, you can at Read More