Every time President Obama orders a drone pilot to launch missiles at a “suspected terrorist,” he may be violating international law and committing actionable war crimes. This is the conclusion reached by two human rights organizations which have released reports condemning the civilian death toll of the drone war.
At the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association AOPA Aviation Summit, concern over abusive behavior by law-enforcement personnel is ramping up as pilots increasingly find themselves greeted by armed SWAT teams, for no good reason.
In a letter addressed to President Obama, a bipartisan group of 50 senators informed the president they will not ratify the UN's Arms Trade Treaty.
Senator Rand Paul has proposed a constitutional amendment that would require federal officials to live by the laws they pass.
As the Obama administration and the embattled Justice Department struggle to cover up details of the “Fast and Furious” gun-trafficking scandal, the officials at the center of the uproar are back in the headlines following exposure of explosive and deadly new outrages. First, government whistleblowers were threatened with execution in a training manual — supposedly as a “joke,” according to officials. Shortly after that, the administration again found itself in the midst of a political firestorm after revelations of alleged federal “grenade walking” surfaced in the national media when police in Mexico were killed. Even top U.S. lawmakers suspect the scheme was aimed at bolstering attacks on the Second Amendment.