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January 14, 2013

The longest war the United States has ever fought is the ongoing war in Afghanistan. But when we speak of "Afghanistan," we really mean a conflict that straddles the border with Pakistan--and the reality of Islamic militancy on that border is enormously complicated.

Guantánamo And Recidivism: The Media's Ongoing Failure To Question Official ... | Eurasia Review

March 16, 2012

It took a week for the Times to allow other commentators — Peter Bergen and Katherine Tiedemann of the New America Foundation — to write an op-ed discrediting Bumiller's article, in which they concluded, from an examination of the report, ...

Washington's Phantom War

  • By
  • Peter Bergen,
  • Katherine Tiedemann,
  • New America Foundation
June 22, 2011 |

One hot summer evening in 2009, in a small village in the remote Pakistani tribal agency of South Waziristan, a pair of Hellfire missiles fired from an unmanned Predator drone slammed into a house, killing the chief of the Pakistani Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud, along with his wife. About a year later, in May 2010, down a dirt road from Miran Shah, the main town in North Waziristan, a missile from another Predator killed Mustafa Abu al-Yazid (known as Saeed al-Masri), a founding member of al Qaeda, along with his wife and several of their children.

Slow Dance: Obama's Romance with the CIA | The National Journal

May 13, 2011

Still, the New America Foundation, which tracks covert strikes based on news accounts, suggests that the administration is killing fewer innocents than its predecessor; since 2004, the foundation estimates that as many as 20 percent of the fatalities ...

10 Dynamic Foreign Policy Tweeters | CNN

May 13, 2011

... 9. Katherine Tiedemann (@afpakchannel): Tweeting analysis of the news about all things AfPak from perch @newamerica and @FP_Magazine. ...

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Covering Obama’s Secret War | Columbia Journalism Review

May 11, 2011

... President Barack Obama has authorized 193 drone strikes in Pakistan since he took office in 2009, more than four times the number of attacks that President George W. Bush authorized during his two terms, according to the New America Foundation, a Washington-based public-policy institute. ...

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Was Bin Laden the Easy Part? | Foreign Affairs

May 5, 2011

US drone strikes rose from four in 2007 to 33 in 2008; this pace has only increased under Obama, from 53 in 2009 to 118 in 2010 (all data from the New America Foundation). Meanwhile, word of secret US commando raids into Pakistan from US bases in ...

The President's Triumph: Obama Gets His Man | Radio Free Europe

May 5, 2011

In 2008, George W. Bush's last full year in office, the number of strikes was 33, according to statistics published by the New America Foundation think tank in Washington. In 2009, the number went up to 53; in 2010 it soared to 118. ...

How To Kill a Terrorist | Newsweek

May 5, 2011

Predator drone attacks have drawn intense criticism and protests for causing civilian deaths, but they are also very effective at their primary goal: killing terrorists. The New America Foundation estimates that as many as 1800 militants—including 33 ...

U.S. Encroachment Infuriates, Radicalizes Pakistanis | The National Interest

May 4, 2011

There have been two hundred thirty-four drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004, which have killed between 1439 and 2290 suspected terrorists, according to a New America Foundation study. By stirring up Pashtun nationalism, the drones are doing ...

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