So much for transparency. The Director of National Intelligence (known as DNI) reported that between 64-116 civilians have been killed by drone strikes from 2009-2013 in Yemen, Pakistan and Africa. But, they did not reveal figures from Iraq or Afghanistan, as CBS News noted. Photo by Sergey Melkonov
Hmm? A series of emails between American diplomats in Islamabad and their superiors in Washington involving the drone strikes sent in 2011 and 2012 were forwarded by Clinton’s aides to her personal email account and routed to her private server she kept at her home while secretary of state.
Interesting point by Rep. Hunter of California: Rep. Duncan Hunter (R., Calif.), who chairs the subcommittee on the Coast Guard and maritime transportation, expressed concern Monday that the Coast Guard, which jointly deploys land-based Predator drones with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, has inconsistent and insufficient access to the unmanned systems. Hunter, who supports giving the Coast Guard […]
From the Free Beacon: Last year, pilots reported 40 near-miss incidents in the United Kingdom, compared to nine in 2014. The spike in unmanned drones flying in close proximity to manned aircraft is also up in the United States. The Federal Aviation Authority reported more than 650 unauthorized drone sightings during the first eight months of last year, […]
This is getting out of hand…more government regulations on drones?! Drone users can be fined nearly $30,000 for failing to register with the government, according to rules that can even apply to toy drones. Beginning Feb. 19, all owners of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)—commonly known as drones—must be registered with the Federal Aviation Authority, if […]
This is a scary development: A Russian document shown on state-run television confirmed that Moscow is developing a high-speed drone submarine capable of delivering a nuclear warhead. The secret weapon was shown on a document during several Tuesday Russian television broadcasts of President Vladimir Putin announcing plans for new strike weapons capable of defeating missile […]