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By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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China finally returns ‘seized’ underwater US drone, Pentagon defends use ‘everywhere’ around the world

The Chinese government has returned the US underwater drone it seized last week in the South China Sea, according to Chinese and US officials. “After friendly consultations between China and the United States, More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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New report: US drone use ‘interferes’ with other nations’ sovereignty, causes ‘conflicts’

Drone technology may be one of the most effective means of modern warfare according the Pentagon and Obama administration, but a new report says the program destabilizes battlefields, governments and even American More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 27th, 2013
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DOJ IG: Feds using drones to help police since 2006, expanding aid to ATF

The FBI has been using drones to support its law enforcement operations since 2006 and has spent more than $3 million on the unmanned aircraft, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog said Thursday. Festo Smartbird More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
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Muslim lawyers group calls for Obama to be arrested over ‘five times more’ drone attacks than Bush in 8 years

The Muslim Lawyers Association in Johannesburg wants US President Barack Obama arrested and tried for war crimes when he arrives in South Africa on June 29. The MLA has submitted a 600-plus-page request to the Office More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
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President Obama speaks on drone policy, Rand Paul responds

A day after Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to members of Congress acknowledging the deaths of four Americans, including Anwar al-Awlaki, in counterterrorism strikes “outside of areas of active hostilities”, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
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Justice Department memo reveals drone authorization on Americans, White House and DOJ quick to defend policy

Conspiracy theorist are certain to feel vindicated with the latest memo from the Justice Department. NBC reports the details of a DOJ memo which concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, January 7th, 2013
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President Obama to nominate counterterrorism advisor John Brennan to head CIA, Chuck Hagel to Defense

President Barack Obama will nominate John Brennan, his chief counterterrorism adviser, to be the next director of the CIA, a senior administration official said Monday. President Barack Obama meets with John Brennan, 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 Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 5th, 2012
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Jimmy Carter accuses President Obama of ‘human rights abuse’ with drone policy

It’s an unusual situation when a former President of the United States criticizes a sitting POTUS and even rarer when one from the same political party does it to another. Public domain photo/ Jimmy Carter More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
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US Drone attack kills 9 in Yemen attack, Obama addresses drone program

Tthe U.S. officials are NOT denying the drone attack, drone activity or the targets. From a CNN, three drone strikes in Yemen targeted “militants” with “suspected links to al Qaeda” Three 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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