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What Pakistan's drone strikes say about drone warfare

In early September, the government of Pakistan joined an exclusive club. It became the fourth government in the world — following the United States, …

Obama’s reliance on drones is foolish and counterproductive | Ewen MacAskill

The only way Isis will be defeated is by troops on the ground – not by remotely controlled devices that often kill civilians<p>Barack Obama regards drones as a welcome addition to warfare, a relatively cost-free form of conflict, at least in terms of American casualties. Drones offer an attractive …

A Whistleblower Just Blew Obama's Secret Drone War Wide Open

4<p>SHARES<p>In one of the most shocking intelligence leaks since Edward Snowden revealed himself to the world in 2013 The Intercept has published "The …

Air Force struggles to add drone pilots and address fatigue and stress

Deep in the 60,000 acres of desert on this desolate air base, past a billboard that shows a Predator soaring in the sky, lies a high-security compound where America's drone pilots learn to hunt and kill from half a world away.<p>But "the Farm," as the little-known Air Force boot camp is known, faces a …

Suddenly, "Weaponized" Drones Are Everywhere

It's a $10 billion market -- and everyone's buying.<p>The Pentagon made waves in the drone world last month -- and may now be preparing to unleash a …

Drones

Drone Base Closure Doesn't End U.S. Drone Wars In Africa

Reported U.S. drone strikes increased in Somalia and Yemen in 2015.<p><i>Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of stories that made news in recent days. Did you notice the media forgot all about another story's basic facts? Tweet @TheWorldPost or let us know on our Facebook page.</i><p>U.S. officials …

Job Hunting? Drone Pilots Are Getting $125,000 Bonuses

If you’re a US Air Force drone pilot, and your return to civilian life is fast approaching, the service has an offer that may be too good to pass up. …

US Air Force allows enlisted ranks to fly drones

The US Air Force is hurting for drone pilots, and it's willing to take an unusual step to make sure its unmanned aircraft are well-staffed: it's letting the enlisted ranks fly. As of next year, non-officers can pilot the RQ-4 Global Hawk recon drone once they have the necessary training. The move …

Military Drones: Department Of Defense Releases Footage Of Swarm of Mini-Drones

The skies over the United States were a little more crowded than usual following a test by the Department of Defense that sent more than 100 drones …

The Pentagon's new drone swarm heralds a future of autonomous war machines

Buzzkill.<p>Pentagon's new drone swarm<p>On Oct. 26, 2016, a pair of Hornets flying above an empty part of California opened their bellies and released a robotic swarm. With machine precision, the fast-moving unmanned flying machines took flight, then moved to a series of waypoints, meeting objectives …

More military drone strikes against jihadists are likely, Attorney General to say

The Attorney General will today pave the way for more military strikes against jihadists and concede that civilians may be killed as a result of the pre-emptive attacks.<p>In a speech Jeremy Wright will set out the process the Government goes through when deciding whether to launch an attack if it …

Watch U.S. Fighter Jets Drop a Massive Swarm of 103 Micro-Drones

Swarming robots sound surprisingly like swarms of giant bees.<p>The screaming, high-pitched whirring of hundreds of swarming drone motors might be the …

WikiLeaks and the Drone Strike Transparency Bill

(Image: Drone hangar via Shutterstock)The US Senate Intelligence Committee recently took an important step by passing an intelligence authorization …