US boycotts UN human rights conference with drone resolution looming

Pakistani leaders hope to convince the United Nations Human Rights Council to pass a resolution that would force US drone strikes to adhere to international law – a request that inspired the US to boycott the talks altogether. The resolution urges that all “states” using drones should ensure that they are complying “with their obligations…

Review of Mark Mazzetti’s The Way Of The Knife

 America’s counterterrorism: Targeted Killings and Drone Strikes. Everyone knew how the drones came about, long before the Predators’ route to Pakistan and elsewhere was acknowledged, and before some of us were able to bring ourselves to protest the loss of innocent lives by rising above our tolerance for collateral damage. “Things fall out of the…