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Drones: Forces of Evil in Heavenly Places
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

Weaponized drones are demons: evil spirits of the air, specters in the heavens, shadowy presences. “John said to him, ‘Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, an ...

DRONE WATCH: Living Under Drones
Originally Posted: 09/25/2012 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

New study on U.S. use of drones in Pakistan. Researchers at Stanford University and New York University law schools released a major study on the U.S. use of drones in Pakistan, c ...

DRONE WATCH: Five Dead in Pakistan Attack
Originally Posted: 09/25/2012 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

Drone attack kills five in northwest Pakistan. In the second attack in three days, a drone attack late Monday in northwest Pakistan killed five militants, including two linked to ...

DRONE WATCH: Attack Kills 3 in Pakistan.
Originally Posted: 09/24/2012 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

Drone attack in Pakistan kills three. Al Jazeera reports: “At least three people have been killed in a suspected US drone attack in Pakistan's northwestern regio ...

DRONE WATCH: Spies, Marines and Drones
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 5:07pm | Type: Blog

U.S. sending spies, Marines and drones to Libya.   AP Intelligence Writer Kimberly Dozier reports “WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is sending more spies, Marines and drones ...

DRONE WATCH: Shooting at Drones Leads to Airport Closing
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 5:08pm | Type: Blog

Militia shooting at drones leads to airport closing. The Associated Press reports “BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — U.S. drones hovered over the eastern city of Benghazi on Fri ...

DRONE WATCH: Who Has Drones?
Originally Posted: 09/14/2012 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

GAO studies drone proliferation. Micah Zenko, at the Council on Foreign Relations blog, points to a recently declassified report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO ...

DRONE WATCH: Human Rights Violations
Originally Posted: 09/14/2012 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

Jimmy Carter - killing people with drones a human rights violation. In a lecture Thursday evening at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, former President Jimmy Carter included d ...

Justice by Drone?
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

Drones used in search for those who killed ambassador. During the Libyan revolution, U.S. drones were a significant part of the NATO forces involved, carrying out nearly 150 attac ...

DRONE WATCH: Protesting Drones
Originally Posted: 09/12/2012 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

Protests against drones are growing. As the number of drone attacks on Pakistan and Yemen continue to increase, protests against them are growing. On Sunday, some 40 people gat ...

DRONE WATCH: Six Killed in Yemen
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

Wednesday drone attack in Yemen kills 6. U.S. drones continue to hammer Yemen today. Reuters reports an attack this morning A U.S. drone strike killed six suspected Islam ...

DRONE WATCH: August 2012 Update
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

Drone activity during August from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has released its monthly report on covert actions in Pakistan, ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Weekend
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

Drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen kill at least 25, including 14 civilians. U.S. drones are having a busy weekend, killing people in both Pakistan and Yemen. On Saturday, an ...

DRONE WATCH: Yemen Attack Kills Eight.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2012 - 3:10pm | Type: Blog

Third attack in Yemen this week kills eight. Last week was drone week in Pakistan, this week it’s Yemen. Two deaths  were reported in an attack on a car on Tuesday, at least ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Attack Kills Two in Yemen
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 4:07pm | Type: Blog

Drone attack kills two in Yemen. Reuters reports that a drone attack in central Yemen yesterday killed two suspected militants: "Two men thought to be Islamist milit ...

DRONE WATCH: Pakistan Protests Drone Strikes
Originally Posted: 08/23/2012 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

Pakistan's Foreign Office formally protests US drone strikes. The Pakistan Foreign Office has formally protested this week’s drone strikes. DAWN, a leading Pakistani ...

DRONE WATCH: Investigate Drone Attacks
Originally Posted: 08/22/2012 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

UN official calls for international investigation of drone attacks. As international concern about U.S. targeted killings with drones rises, Ben Emmerson, UN Special Rapporteur on ...

DRONE WATCH: The Drone Revolution’s Next Phase
Originally Posted: 08/16/2012 - 3:45pm | Type: Blog

What will the next generation of drones look like? As drones continue to proliferate, the technology is behind them is speeding ahead. Wired takes a look at the ne ...

DRONE WATCH: When are Drone Killings Illegal?
Originally Posted: 08/15/2012 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

How does international law apply to drone killing? Efforts to bring the rule of law to killing are not always easy or clear-cut.  Although as an advocate of non-violence, I can co ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones that Capture?
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 2:31pm | Type: Blog

Are drones that capture rather than kill the next step? One of the primary criticisms of using drones to kill high-level al Qaeda or Taliban leaders is that they are extra-judicia ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones Over North Dakota
Originally Posted: 08/13/2012 - 2:03pm | Type: Blog

Drone surveillance growing in the U.S., with North Dakota the focus. While most of our attention is focused on the use of armed drones attacking suspected militants in Pakistan, Y ...

DRONE WATCH: Bats From Hell
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 3:01pm | Type: Blog

Video of the next generation of drones. While Predator and Reaper drones are currently in use, the next generation is already underway. The Northrop Grumman corporation and the U. ...

DRONE WATCH: Victims of Drones
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 2:58pm | Type: Blog

Stories of drone victims seeking justice for relatives who have been killed or injured.   In the news today are two stories of drone victims seeking justice for relatives who h ...

DRONE WATCH: Are Drones “Humane”?
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 3:36pm | Type: Blog

Is it possible to create weapons that are humane? German author and journalist, Dirk Kurbjuweit, in an essay in DER SPIEGEL, reports that the German military is considering ...

DRONE WATCH: Brennan Defends Drones in Yemen
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Counter-terrorism advisor defends US drone strikes in Yemen. In a speech yesterday in Washington, administration counter-terrorism advisor John Brennan defended the campaign of dr ...

DRONE WATCH: Two Strikes in Yemen Kill 10
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 3:04pm | Type: Blog

Drone attacks kill ten militants in Yemen. According to the Associated Press, over the past two days, in two separate strikes, U.S. drones killed 10 al-Qaida militants in ...

DRONE WATCH: Questioning Drones
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 12:09pm | Type: Blog

The ethical discussion we need to have. The Deseret News (Salt Lake City) published a thoughtful editorial this week raising some of the questions that need to be asked ab ...

DRONE WATCH: Activists Turned Away from Drone Convention
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 12:10pm | Type: Blog

Two peace activists denied credentials to drone convention in Las Vegas. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International is holding a convention this week in Las Vegas, ...

Drone Strike Kills 5 in Yemen
Originally Posted: 08/06/2012 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

The first known U.S. drone strike in Yemen in more than a month took place Saturday. The Long War Journal , citing AFP, reports that the first known U.S. drone strike in Yemen ...

DRONE WATCH: An Emerging Drone Culture
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

A culture of drones is emerging without needed debate. Eugene Robinson in The Washington Post t akes a look at an emerging “ drone culture .” “There has been far too lit ...

DRONE WATCH: Mapping Drone Strikes.
Originally Posted: 08/02/2012 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

Interactive map of drone strikes in Pakistan. Using data from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the Guardian has created an interactive map of drone strikes in Pakista ...

DRONE WATCH: A Day Job Waiting for a Kill Shot
Originally Posted: 08/02/2012 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

The lives of drone pilots. Imagine a job where you sit in front of a computer monitor, toggling a joystick that controls a drone, watching a family 7,000 miles away in Afghanistan ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Update for July
Originally Posted: 08/01/2012 - 3:59pm | Type: Blog

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism's update for July. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has released its update for July of drone strikes and other US military a ...

War Crimes and Misdemeanors
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 2:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Hey Pres. Obama: The Nobel Peace Prize committee is calling. They want their medal back. HEY PRESIDE ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Attack Kills Seven.
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

Latest drone attack in Pakistan kills seven on Sunday. A U.S.  drone attack  on Sunday killed at least seven suspected militants in Pakistan. The Pakistani newspaper DAWN re ...

DRONE WATCH: This Week in Drones
Originally Posted: 07/27/2012 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

The week's news in drones. In drone news this week: The British Ministry of Defense acknowledged that Royal Air Force pilots flew U.S. Predator drones in Libya last year. ...

DRONE WATCH: Families Sue US for Drone Deaths
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 2:15pm | Type: Blog

The families of 3 American citizens killed by drone strikes are suing administration officials. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the American Civil Liberties Union ...

DRONE WATCH: Is There a Moral Case for Drones?
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

Point-counterpoint on whether there is a moral case for drones. Many discussions about the use of drones center on whether using drones is “moral,” that is, does it satisfy just w ...

DRONE WATCH: U.S. Pakistan Talk Drones
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 11:54am | Type: Blog

U.S. Pakistan talks on drones will resume this month. Talks between the U.S. and Pakistan on drone attacks will resume this month, including a visit by the head of Pakistan’s inte ...

DRONE WATCH: The Drone Caucus
Originally Posted: 07/13/2012 - 12:23pm | Type: Blog

Caucus in Congress advocates for drones. Members of Congress with common interests often create a caucus to advocate for that interest. Some have become permanent institutions – t ...

DRONE WATCH: Sea Drones
Originally Posted: 07/13/2012 - 12:22pm | Type: Blog

The U.S. is sending "tiny underwater drones" to the Persian Gulf. Over the past several weeks, the U.S. has been expanding its military presence in the Persian Gulf ...

DRONE WATCH: Protecting Privacy From Drones
Originally Posted: 07/12/2012 - 4:07pm | Type: Blog

Concerns are growing over the use of drones for domestic surveillance. Unpiloted drone aircraft are already being used for some purposes in the United States, and plans are being ...

DRONE WATCH: Medals for Drone Pilots?
Originally Posted: 07/11/2012 - 11:47am | Type: Blog

The Pentagon is considering awarding medals to drone pilots. The Washington Post reports: “ The Pentagon is considering awarding a Distinguished Warfare Medal to dro ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Attacks Not Okayed By Pakistan
Originally Posted: 07/10/2012 - 11:01am | Type: Blog

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US says her government has not approved continuing drone strikes. The Pakistani newspaper DAWN reports that in an interview with CNN, Pakistan’s A ...

DRONE WATCH: Just the Facts, Ma’am.
Originally Posted: 07/07/2012 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

Confusing details emerge of Friday's drone attack in Pakistan. The first news stories Friday afternoon (from AP and AFP) wrote of 4 suspected militants killed by two missiles ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Strike Kills 9 in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

A U.S. drone strike Friday afternoon killed 9 suspected militants. The Associated Press and Agence France Press  (via The Nation in Lahore, Pakistan) are reporting this af ...

DRONE WATCH: Who Selects the Targets?
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 11:37am | Type: Blog

U.S.-Pakistan talks focus on who controls the intelligence to select targets for drones. Talks between the U.S. and Pakistan that concluded with a U.S. apology for a mistaken airs ...

DRONE WATCH: The Drone Zone
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 11:36am | Type: Blog

The training of drone operators. Mark Mazzetti, national security correspondent, writes in this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine about the training of drone operators at H ...

DRONE WATCH: Expanding Drone Surveillance in Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 07/05/2012 - 3:29pm | Type: Blog

The Pentagon is seeking congressional approval to shift funding to expand surveillance drone operations in Afghanistan. Bloomberg reports: "The Pentagon is seeking c ...

DRONE WATCH: Methodist Church in Britain Opposes Use of Drones
Originally Posted: 07/05/2012 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

The Methodist Church in Britain has agreed to ask the U.K. government urge the U.S. to stop using drones. The Methodist Church in Britain has agreed to ask that the U.K. gover ...