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Operations] that previously only Tier One Special Mission Units would be doing.
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The British version of 'Shit My Dad Says' is really entertaining.

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When you first go on duty at CIA headquarters, you raise your hand and swear an oath-not to government, not to the agency, not to secrecy. You swear an oath to the Constitution. So there's this friction, this emerging contest between the obligations and values that the government asks you to uphold, and the actual activities that you're asked to participate in.

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Drones are a tool, not a policy. The policy is assassination. While every president since Gerald Ford has upheld an executive order banning assassinations by U.S. personnel, Congress has avoided legislating the issue or even defining the word assassination.

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Obama once reportedly told his aides, [It] turns out I'm really good at killing people.

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The Looming Tower.

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Three weeks after he climbed out the kitchen window, the boy was outdoors with his cousins-teenagers like him-laying a picnic for dinner beneath the stars. It was then he would have heard the drones approaching, followed by the whiz of the missiles. It was a direct hit. The boy and his cousins were blown to pieces. All that remained of the boy was the back of his head, his flowing hair still clinging to it. The boy had turned sixteen years old a few weeks earlier and now he had been killed by his own government. He was the third US citizen to be killed in operations authorized by the president in two weeks. The first was his father

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The same grant programs that paid for local law enforcement agencies across the country to buy armored personnel carriers and drones have paid for Stingrays," said the ALCU's Soghoian. "Like drones, license plate readers, and biometric scanners, the Stingrays are yet another surveillance technology created by defense contractors for the military, and after years of use in war zones, it eventually trickles down to local and state agencies, paid for with DOJ and DHS money.

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If we're going to kill our own people without even charging them with a crime, well, then we should just say we live in a different country, and stop telling the world that we're the sort of great, shining city on the hill.

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I don't pretend to be objective. There is no such thing as being an objective journalist.

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You can do as much diligence as possible before you go somewhere to try to protect yourself and the people around you.

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