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By Brandon Jones On Friday, December 13th, 2013
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Drone attack in Yemen misses Al-Qaeda target, kills 15 headed to a wedding

A drone strike in Yemen has left fifteen innocent civilians dead and human rights activists calling for scrutiny. Local reports have confirmed that a party of 15 people heading to a wedding in Yemen were killed More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 3rd, 2013
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Islamic militants in jail, Jesse Morton and Zachary Chesser, still posting anti-American articles on web

American Islamist militants jailed for threatening violence over the Internet are still posting political writings on the Web, even while serving time in federal prison. Jesse Curtis Morton, a convert to Islam who More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 18th, 2013
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FAA and Obama administration moving quickly to get drones over US airspace

While a national debate has erupted over the Obama administration’s lethal drone strikes overseas, federal authorities have stepped up efforts to license surveillance drones for law enforcement and other uses 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 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 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 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 Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
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Drone strike in Yemen kills al-Qaida leader and six others

An airstrike killed al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader in Yemen along with six others traveling with him in one car on Monday, U.S. and Yemeni officials said, a major breakthrough for U.S.-backed efforts to cripple the More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 10th, 2012
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Jeremy Scahill calls MSNBC coverage of DNC to ‘Obama for America meetup’

A guest on MSNBC accused the network of acting like an “Obama for America meetup” during the Democratic National Convention. Jeremy Scahill, who writes about national security and foreign policy for More...

By Robert 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 Robert On Sunday, June 17th, 2012
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Representative Dennis Kucinich and 25 other members of Congress send letter to President Obama demanding an explanation over drone strike policy

Photo/US Congress Not everyone is on board with the Obama administrations use of drone strikes in the “war on terror” including 26 members of Congress (24 Democratic and 2 Republican). Senator Obama 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 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 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, August 26th, 2010
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CIA drones may target Yemen terrorists

The White House, in an effort to turn up the heat against al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen, is considering adding the CIA’s armed Predator drones to the fight, two U.S. officials said Wednesday. The drones More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
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Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, Afghanistan’s head of al-Qaida has been ‘killed in Pakistan drone strike’

Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, head of al-Qaida in Afghanistan, killed last month, Pakistan and US security officials believe Pakistani and US security officials say they believe the head of al-Qaida in Afghanistan has been More...


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