In his farewell address, the president highlighted his legacy on national-security issues, but his actions may have opened the way for future abuses.
The Justice Department has opened a civil-rights investigation into an encounter between a white high-school resource officer and an African American female student.
The CIA’s then-secret weapon missed Taliban leader Mullah Omar, starting a bureaucratic fight that has lasted 14 years.
As drone warfare becomes a more familiar concept in American life, anxiety about its ubiquity—and what it means for humankind—is being explored in film, theater, and music.
America's leaders are morally incoherent on the subject of targeted killing.
Civilian casualties are inevitable, and the U.S. appears willing to accept them.
Equipped with high-tech sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles can help archaeologists discover remnants of ancient societies.
A government employee who had been drinking crashed a drone on the president's property. This is his song.
The 13-year-old tactic, once intended to be rare, has become completely routine.
News organizations should stop reporting that "militants" were killed when they can confirm no such thing.