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By Robert Herriman On Friday, January 25th, 2013
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UN begins investigation into the legality of Obama’s drone policy

An inquiry into the legalities of President Obama’s main tool against the “global war on terror” was launched yesterday by the U.N.’s special rapporteur for human rights and counterterrorism, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, January 21st, 2013
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I can’t believe I’m saying this: Thank you Ed Schultz

There is little I can agree with MSNBC commentator Ed Schultz on; however, during MSNBC’s post-inauguration speech coverage today, the progressive said what I was waiting for many on the anti-war left to say– Just More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 20th, 2012
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Raees Alam Qazi and brother Sheheryar Alam Qazi, arrested in Christmas terrorist plot to avenge drone attacks

A Pakistani-born man wanted to avenge the deaths of U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan by blowing up a New York City landmark but lacked the money and materials to carry out the plan, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday. Raees More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 30th, 2012
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Homeland Security adds underwater fishlike drone, looks at other animal inspired robots

The latest weapon in Homeland Security’s increasingly high-tech arsenal, an underwater robotic fish designed to safeguard the coastline of America. The new robot, named BioSwimmer, is actually based on a tuna More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, October 7th, 2012
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Imran Khan, cricket star turned activist, leads Pakistani protest of US drone strikes

Imran Khan, a Pakistani “cricketer” now turned politician, led activists and thousands of protesters on a march against the US drone strikes on Saturday. Code Pink protested at the DNC (photo) but now More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 29th, 2012
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Pentagon investing in autonomous drones requiring less human interaction

The rise of the machines. Drone MQ-9 Reaper de l’US Air Force a l’atterrissage Photo/Air Force Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are headed to the next step in their evolutionary scale, and the Pentagon More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 27th, 2012
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Imran Khan says U.S. drone strikes are ‘fomenting radicalization’

The Pakistani politician and former cricketeer said to the media this week that US drone strikes are pushing people towards terrorism. He said this in an interview with Channel 4 News Monday. Drone MQ-9 Reaper de More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 6th, 2012
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DOD ok’s sale of drones to 66 countries, waiting on Congress approval

In what appears to be the Department of Defense’s effort to placate weapons manufacturers, under new Defense Department (DoD) guidelines, up to 66 foreign nations are now eligible to purchase US made drones. Drone More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, July 14th, 2012
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Drone training involves targeting civilians in traffic

Holloman Air Base has been transformed into the number training facility for drone operators, but their practices may raise a few eyebrows. According to a NY Times article  posted this week, the drone flies overhead More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 29th, 2012
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Texas researchers hack into drone using GPS spoofer

University of Texas at Austin ismaking headlines as a research team hacked into an unmanned US drone, taking control of the GPS systems. Public domain photo/US Air Force Professor Todd Humphreys and his team at More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, June 14th, 2012
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US Drone strikes in Yemen, killing 30 as air attacks continue

A US drone strike Wednesday on a house and car in Yemen’s restive southeastern Shabwa province killed nine people, believed to be al Qaeda militants, a tribal source said. Separate raids on al-Qaeda in Yemen More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 14th, 2012
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Drone bases are speckled all over the United States

For the average American sitting in front of his or her TV tonight watching the constant yada-yada on Fox News or MSNBC, the drone program only exist in some far off land where there is more sand than grass. However, More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, October 20th, 2011
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Three bases being considered for ground control station for the remote-controlled Reaper and Predator drones

South Carolina’s Shaw Air Force Base is one of three possible sites where the Air Force would put a ground control squadron for the remote-controlled Reaper and Predator drones that have become key elements More...


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