The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee submitted on Thursday an already-approved cybersecurity bill to be considered as an amendment to next year’s National Defense Authorization Act.
If the amendment manages to stay intact as
Remotely-controlled unmanned aerial vehicles -- or drones -- have already transformed the nature of war, and the debate on the moral, legal and tactical issues that drones present has increased.
At the White House last
For many years, I regarded “think tanks” as a godsend. As a news reporter chasing deadlines, I’d regularly call their “experts” for quotes. Usually, they could give me a few succinct lines that appeared
The U.S. military and intelligence agencies are so used to using pilotless aircraft in their operations worldwide that it seems pretty unlikely that the U.S. will stop or reduce employing the drones, an analyst
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued certificates for two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use. The move is expected to lead to the first approved commercial drone operation later this summer.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says it has used drones for domestic surveillance purposes in the United States at least ten times without obtaining warrants. In three additional cases, drones were authorized but
A secret document obtained by the Bureau reveals for the first time the Pakistan government’s internal assessment of dozens of drone strikes, and shows scores of civilian casualties.
The United States has consistently claimed only
People were shocked in 2007 when Texas news KPRC revealed that local police were conducting drone tests on American soil. Some cried "conspiracy theory" even as further revelations quickly showed that a full program
A new survey shows that two thirds of Americans support the use of unmanned spy drones for “homeland security missions,” despite the fact that such missions will include identifying gun owners and tracking the
Remember that saying “Don’t kill the messenger?” This is the ultimate form of doing just that.
There is open talk in the media of killing National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden via a drone strike.
An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014 that will ban drone strikes against American citizens passed in the House on Friday.
However, the amendment does contain an exception for
Anti-hunting groups in Britain, conservationists on African game reserves and US animal welfare groups have started using drones to combat poaching and to monitor suspected illegal activities.
The cost of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has
Forget it; the Global War on Terror (GWOT) is not becoming more “democratic” – or even transparent.
US President Barack Obama now pledges to transfer the responsibility of the shadow 'Drone Wars' from the CIA
Up until now the Obama Administration has been coy about their policy to kill Americans abroad using drones.
Today, Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed that this administration has killed four Americans with drone strikes in
A new report shows that US assassination drones in Pakistan have killed “scores of innocent civilians” instead of targeting terrorists.
On Tuesday, the Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG) published a report entitled “Drones: Myths and