Tag Archives: Armed Drones

Experts: Too Many People In Unmanned Vehicles

Experts: Too Many People in Unmanned Vehicles Aug 14, 2013 Military.com| by Bryant Jordan http://www.military.com/daily- news/2013/08/14/experts-too- many-people-in-unmanned- vehicles.html The future of unmanned aerial vehicles lies in leveraging the “unmanned” part, according to a senior Pentagon official who spoke on Tuesday in Washington at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. Over the past decade, the […]

The Flight Of ‘Drone’ From Bees To Planes

The Flight of ‘Drone’ From Bees to Planes By BEN ZIMMER Drone-strike disclosures have prompted headlines like this one from the Atlantic Wire: “How the NSA Is Using Cell Phone Data to Drone Civilians (In Pakistan).” “Drone” has increasingly come into play as a verb, meaning “to target or kill in a drone strike,” especially […]

Former Drone Operator Say’s He’s Haunted By His Part In More Than 1,600 Deaths

Former Drone Operator Says He’s Haunted By His Part In More Than 1,600 Deaths http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/06/18787450-former-drone-operator-says-hes-haunted-by-his-part-in-more-than-1600-deaths Former drone operator Brandon Bryant tells NBC’s Richard Engel that he felt like he became a “heartless” “sociopath” under the drone program. By Richard Engel, Chief Foreign Correspondent, NBC News A former Air Force drone operator who says he participated […]

Remote Control: Our Drone Delusion

REMOTE CONTROL Our drone delusion. by Steve Coll, MAY 6, 2013 http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2013/05/06/130506crbo_books_coll?printable=true&currentPage=all The attitudes behind Obama The attitudes behind Obama’s drone policy have their roots in the Eisenhower era. Illustration by Noma Bar. In the summer of 1960, Sidney Gottlieb, a C.I.A. chemist, flew to Congo with a carry-on bag containing vials of poison and […]

Rise Of The Predators: A Secret Deal On Drones, Sealed In Blood

Excerpt from a new book coming out on Tuesday: “The Way of the Knife: The C.I.A., a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth” RISE OF THE PREDATORS A Secret Deal on Drones, Sealed in Blood http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/world/asia/origins-of-cias-not-so-secret-drone-war-in-pakistan.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimesworld&_r=1&&pagewanted=all Kamran Wazir/Reuters Nek Muhammad, center, was a Pashtun militant who was killed in 2004, […]