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By Robert On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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Pakistan unveils first domestically built drones, Burraq and Shahpar

After years of criticism and outrage over the United States use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, over the skies of Pakistan, the military announced Monday the deployment of the country’s first 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 Robert On Saturday, August 24th, 2013
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Missouri and Nebraska ‘drone journalism’ programs grounded by FAA

For most of the year, the journalism programs at the University of Missouri and the University of Nebraska have used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones to capture footage from “hard-to-reach” news More...

By Robert On Monday, August 19th, 2013
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What’s new in Iran’s school curriculum? How to shoot down drones

“Defensive preparedness” will be part of the new school curriculum, according to General Ali Fazli, commander of the Basij militia. Image/CIA What does this entail? “The hunting of spy drones … More...

By Robert On Sunday, August 18th, 2013
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The majority of Americans know little to nothing about the use of domestic drones: Poll

A new poll concerning American’s attitudes toward domestic drone use was published recently by Monmouth University, and it reveals some interesting revelations on how the public feels about this controversial More...

By Robert On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
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Colorado town to consider ordinance creating drone hunting licenses, FAA issues warning

The town board of the small farming town of Deer Trail, Colorado will be voting on an ordinance that would create drone hunting licenses and offer bounties for unmanned aerial vehicles. Image/Video Screen Shot However, More...

By Robert On Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
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Rand Paul sends second letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller after first letter goes unanswered

About two and a half weeks ago, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) sent a letter to Robert Mueller, the Director of the FBI, after he said  to the Senate Judiciary Committee that the agency he leads uses drones to conduct 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 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 Judy Aron On Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
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Drone Manhunt In Progress, first official ‘drone hunt’ in US history

Like something out of a dystopian sci-fi novel, the State of California and Federal government are currently hunting down a man using heat seeking drones. That man is ex LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) cop More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 4th, 2013
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FBI using drones to fly over and ‘study’ Jimmy Lee Dykes bunker

An ABC report revealed some more details of Jimmy Lee Dykes attacking an Alabama school bus of students, threatening them before taking Ethan hostage and killing the driver Charles Poland. Now the standout enters More...

By Robert 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 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 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 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...


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