This website is no longer actively maintained
Some material and features may be unavailable

Anwar al-Awlaki



Today’s top-secret drone wars are moving warfare and international relations into the future. As the robotics revolution is poised to alter our relationship with war, here are five things to know about the drones of today and tomorrow.


ACLU criticizes killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen, calling it a ‘dangerous’ precedent

In an interview with Need to Know, the ACLU’s deputy legal director said the killing of the radical American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki set a dangerous precedent in which “U.S. citizens far from any battlefield can be executed by their own government.”


Bin Laden’s death the latest setback for an al Qaeda sliding into irrelevance

As protests roil the Arab world and opposition figures denounce terrorism, Osama bin Laden’s death has become just the latest milestone in a “long slide” for the group that masterminded the Sept. 11 attacks.


A new message from Anwar al-Awlaki

A new 23-minute video by the influential cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was posted on al-Qaida friendly websites just four days after many of his jihadist videos were removed from YouTube.

      American Voices
      The Watch List
      climate desk