DRONES ARCHIVES




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For a long time, drones – unmanned aircraft – were used only by the military. Now local law enforcement wants them for police work such as surveillance and search-and-rescue missions. That in turn has sparked a fierce debate over the balance between cutting-edge law enforcement technology and the privacy rights of citizens. 
In February, Reason TV covered an Alameda County, California public protection committee meeting in which Sheriff Gregory Ahern announced that he planned on using a laptop-sized drone (he prefers to call it an “unmanned aerial system”) for search and rescue. “It’s mission specific to search areas for lost children or elderly or Alzheimer’s patients to search an area that it would be very difficult for our personnel to get to,” said Sheriff Ahern.
Residents and civil liberties advocates are skeptical that drone use would remain so narrowly defined for very long. At the meeting, Linda Lye of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California took issue with the sheriff’s submitted draft of a privacy policy. She it’s not specific enough about what the sheriff can and cannot do with drones. 
“If the sheriff wants a drone for search and rescue then the policy should say he can only use it for search and rescue,” said Lye. “Unfortunately under his policy he can deploy a drone for search and rescue, but then use the data for untold other purposes. That is a huge loophole, it’s an exception that swallows the rule.” 
Lye urged the public protection committee not to approve the drone until stricter safeguards were in place. She pointed out that the safeguards were important because the technology will develop very quickly – and possibly to a point where citizens don’t have control of their Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures. Indeed, Alameda County could serve as the baseline for police and sheriff’s departments across the country, so getting it right there may affect all Americans. 
The sheriff plans on applying for permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly aircraft above 400 feet and plans to pay for the drone with a federal grant. MuckRock.com made a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the grant made to the Department of Homeland Security in July 2012. The request revealed that Sheriff Ahern was looking to purchase a drone equipped with a something called a “Forward Looking Infrared camera.” These thermal-imaging devices detect radiation given off by heat from people or animals, opening up a wide variety of concerns. 
Criminal law experts such as Laurie Levenson of Loyola Law School say law enforcement hasn’t been given enough legal guidance on drones yet.
“If you say we’re going to use it for a manhunt, what do you call a manhunt? If you say you want to use it to find missing persons, well, how far can you go with that?” says Levenson. She says that it’s a matter of drawing lines because it’s just too easy to become Big Brother without them. 
What happens, for instance, if police capture evidence of unrelated criminal activity while searching for a lost toddler? 
Can they use that to trigger arrests and prosecution? 
Trevor Timm of the Electronic Frontier Foundation points out that it is very hard to draw lines with police because, once police have a certain power, they never want to give it up. 
“Police always seem to want to push the boundaries as far as the law will take them and sometimes over those boundaries,” says Timm. 

He points to law enforcement and cell phone data as an example. The New York Times reported in 2012 that law enforcement made 1.3 million demands in 2011 of phone companies for subscriber locations, text messages, and other information. Because there weren’t strict privacy rules in place when mobile phones first exploded onto the market, it made it that much easier for law enforcement to obtain civilian data without search warrants or users’ approval or even knowing about the requests. 

“Generally there is this real friction between technology and civil liberties and we haven’t really figured out how to deal with it,” says Levenson. We don’t know how to deal with it because technology is developing a lot faster than the law can keep up. Government cameras are everywhere these days and the laws that deal with them go back to the time of the framers of the Constitution. “What did they know about drones?” asks Levenson. 
About 8 minutes.
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By MARK MAZZETTI |Published: April 6, 2013


Steve Chapman|3.28.2013
When a man's home is no longer his castle.

Ed Krayewski|3.26.2013 
Drone strikes and deaths, visualized

Jacob Sullum|3.20.2013
How secrecy frustrates challenges to counterterrorism tactics

Steven Greenhut|3.15.2013
Confronting America's dystopian future

Brian Doherty|3.15.2013

Brian Doherty|3.13.2013
Republicans, Democrats, and the rest of the world

Jacob Sullum|3.13.2013
The evasiveness that provoked Rand Paul's filibuster
Gene Healy|3.12.2013
The Republican senator takes aim at modern conservative orthodoxy.

Damon W. Root|3.12.2013

J.D. Tuccille|3.11.2013

Jerry Brito|3.11.2013
Unmanned aerial vehicles are capable of far more than just state-sanctioned killing and police surveillance.
Nick Gillespie|3.9.2013

Brian Doherty|3.8.2013

Ed Krayewski|3.8.2013

Matthew Feeney|3.20.2013

3.20.2013
May improve the transparency and accountability that the program has been lacking

Jacob Sullum|3.20.2013
How secrecy frustrates challenges to counterterrorism tactics

3.19.2013
Hint: He didn't

3.15.2013
Kills innocents, violates country's sovereignty

3.15.2013
Case goes back to the district court

Steven Greenhut|3.15.2013
Confronting America's dystopian future

Brian Doherty|3.15.2013

3.15.2013
Iran sent a fighter close to the drone which U.S. officials claims was over international waters

3.15.2013
Adult men often killed after being mistaken for the intended target

3.14.2013
U.S. officials claim the UAV was in international airspace

3.14.2013
True. Cheney didn't pretend he was transparent and not authoritarian.

Brian Doherty|3.13.2013
Republicans, Democrats, and the rest of the world

Jacob Sullum|3.13.2013
The evasiveness that provoked Rand Paul's filibuster

3.12.2013
Following backlash about keyboard commandos

3.12.2013
Drones envisioned to deliver commercial packages and even people

Gene Healy|3.12.2013
The Republican senator takes aim at modern conservative orthodoxy.

Damon W. Root|3.12.2013

J.D. Tuccille|3.11.2013

Jerry Brito|3.11.2013
Unmanned aerial vehicles are capable of far more than just state-sanctioned killing and police surveillance.

3.11.2013
Bought with drug money

3.9.2013
Number of weapons used no longer reported

Nick Gillespie|3.9.2013

3.8.2013
Don't drone me, bro

Brian Doherty|3.8.2013

3.8.2013
Americans don't want to be assassinated? Seriously?

Ed Krayewski|3.8.2013

3.8.2013
Moving forward

Jesse Walker|3.8.2013
The redneck/hippie coalition lives.

Scott Shackford|3.8.2013
Why do they think the senator is worried about domestic drone strikes?

Henry Payne|3.8.2013

Peter Suderman|3.7.2013

Brian Doherty|3.7.2013

Jacob Sullum|3.7.2013

Nick Gillespie|3.7.2013

3.7.2013
No, White House won't drone "noncombatant" citizens on American soil

Sharif Matar|3.7.2013

3.7.2013

3.7.2013
The conversation continues ...

3.7.2013
Thanks for the good news

Brian Doherty|3.7.2013

Sharif Matar|3.7.2013

Brian Doherty|3.7.2013

3.7.2013
The pro-murder wing of the GOP

Brian Doherty|3.7.2013

Scott Shackford|3.7.2013
Or rather, the White House wants documented authorization of essentially what it's already doing
3.7.2013
Quite

Nick Gillespie|3.7.2013

Emily Ekins|3.7.2013

Emily Ekins|3.7.2013

3.7.2013
After quite a bit of shaming by the filibustering Rand Paul

3.7.2013
John Brennan vote likely Thursday

Brian Doherty|3.7.2013

Brian Doherty|3.7.2013

Ed Krayewski|3.6.2013
Filibustering the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA until he gets answers about the limits to the president's power to kill

Ed Krayewski|3.6.2013
Some did both, maybe they can pass a message

Scott Shackford|3.6.2013
Come back tomorrow, Sen. Reid

3.6.2013
May try again tomorrow

J.D. Tuccille|3.6.2013

3.6.2013
The record is nine hours

Brian Doherty|3.6.2013

Jacob Sullum|3.6.2013

3.6.2013
Or maybe just blame Republicans again?

3.6.2013
Happening now

Brian Doherty|3.6.2013

3.5.2013
Came within 200 feet of plane

3.5.2013
But only in "an extraordinary circumstance."

Matt Welch|3.5.2013

Ed Krayewski|3.5.2013
President isolated on foreign policy by political advisors, according to a new book by a former State Dept advisor

3.5.2013
In a bid to gain Brennan's approval for CIA

3.5.2013
Did somebody in Brooklyn tick-off the administration?

3.4.2013
How reassuring

3.4.2013
Now, more lethally aquatic!

3.4.2013
Designed to detect guns and intercept communications

J.D. Tuccille|3.4.2013

3.4.2013
Also proving tough to regulate

3.4.2013
Hope to increase surveillance capabilities

3.1.2013
Only 31 percent think it is ok

Mike Riggs|3.1.2013
And they really hate drones.

J.D. Tuccille|2.28.2013

2.28.2013
Unarmed, one hopes

2.27.2013
But it's not very forthcoming

Matt Welch|2.27.2013

2.27.2013
Academia doesn't like to call them drones

2.26.2013
Bipartisanship to reduce government power! That doesn't happen often.

2.25.2013
Death to Skynet!

2.25.2013
You're kidding

2.24.2013
Transparency!

2.22.2013
Its numbers are all over the place

2.22.2013
Require a warrant, maybe?

2.22.2013
Increase of 72 percent from 2011 to 2012

2.22.2013
Left list that highlights 22 ways they can try to avoid detection

2.21.2013
No indication how many of them are innocent of any wrong-doing

2.21.2013
Keep an eye out for drones

Jacob Sullum|2.21.2013

2.20.2013
Technology can't avoid crashes and they're vulnerable to hacking

Scott Shackford|2.19.2013
Cashing in on tools that will undoubtedly be used to spy on and detain political opposition

2.19.2013
Drones intended for surveillance use

2.19.2013
At least 16 civilians killed

Ed Krayewski|2.19.2013
"Obama cue" affects support on issues ranging from the president's kill list to healthcare.

Sheldon Richman|2.17.2013
Obama's targeted killings set a dangerous precedent.

2.15.2013
Unilateral death from the sky makes some people nervous

2.15.2013
Probable cause would be required to peek at non-public areas

Ed Krayewski|2.15.2013
Votes won't happen until after next week's recess

2.15.2013
Says The chickens are coming home to roost” while discussing the CIA's drone program

J.D. Tuccille|2.15.2013

2.15.2013
Also release plan that outlines a plan they claim will protect the privacy of citizens

2.14.2013
That wouldn't stop the feds, of course

2.14.2013
One presumes it depends on which political party is calling the shots

2.14.2013
Doesn't bode well for the idea of limited government authority, not to mention civil liberties

Jesse Walker|2.14.2013
Drones and transparency.

2.14.2013
Likely delayed until late February

2.14.2013
Were still playing coy with the memo after it was leaked

2.13.2013
Ah, to be there when they weld it on the drone's ... chest area

2.13.2013
Wants some answers about the government's use of drones

Scott Shackford|2.13.2013
The president has a history of making such promises. A very disreputable history.

Jacob Sullum|2.13.2013
2.13.2013
History suggests not

Jesse Walker|2.13.2013
Two liberals and a neocon interpret a Rand Paul speech.

Jacob Sullum|2.13.2013
The contradiction at the heart of Obama's targeted killings

Gene Healy|2.12.2013
Obama's drone strikes are an affront to the entire Anglo-American constitutional order.

2.12.2013
I spy an eye in the sky

2.12.2013
Such a change of pace from the last administration

Ed Krayewski|2.12.2013
John Bolton, Karl Rove also defended the president's policy

2.12.2013
Ethics of UAVs giving some pause

Scott Shackford|2.12.2013
What President Obama says in his 2013 State of the Union Address isn’t as important as what he leaves out.

2.12.2013
Says they are a "good policy"

2.11.2013
Anything to prop up the emperor

Damon W. Root|2.11.2013

2.10.2013
Says Customs and Border Patrol spokesman

Matt Welch|2.8.2013

Matt Welch|2.8.2013

Damon W. Root|2.8.2013

Jacob Sullum|2.8.2013

2.8.2013
Ability to monitor sporting events latest demand
2.8.2013
Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) also thinks drone might be creating more terrorists than they are killing

2.8.2013
After residents raised privacy concerns

2.7.2013
Not that we expected better

Nick Gillespie|2.7.2013
When it comes presidential kill lists, too many in the media dig power absolute power absolutely.

Matt Welch|2.7.2013

2.7.2013
Nobody really cares, right?

2.7.2013
An Indian tribal agency among the users

Jacob Sullum|2.7.2013

2.7.2013
Targeted killing program will be focus of questions (or at least lengthy senator speeches posing as questions).

2.7.2013
Call made ahead of confirmation hearings for John Brennan later today

Mike Riggs|2.7.2013

2.7.2013
Seeking to draft rules

2.7.2013
FOIA'd freelance instead

2.7.2013
The legal opinions behind the white paper leaked earlier this week

2.7.2013
Says it came from Sentinel drone

How long will it be before we see drone assassinations on American soil?

2.6.2013
And well he should be before he's handed the keys to the CIA

2.6.2013
It must be "don't spy on me week"

2.6.2013
Cops would have to hold off while everybody decides what to do about the things

2.6.2013
Bending the law to suit executive whims

Ed Krayewski|2.6.2013
Drones rising in the news cycle

Ed Krayewski|2.6.2013
Obama's counter-terror policies break ground Bush could only dream of

Mike Riggs|2.6.2013

Matthew Feeney|2.6.2013

Jacob Sullum|2.6.2013

Jacob Sullum|2.6.2013

2.6.2013

J.D. Tuccille|2.6.2013

2.6.2013
Says they violate national sovereignty

Ronald Bailey|2.6.2013

Nick Gillespie|2.6.2013

Jesse Walker|2.6.2013
Drones and blowback.

2.6.2013
Concerned about police spying with new toys

2.6.2013
First used to kill Anwar al-Awlaki

2.5.2013
The government says it has the right to do what?

2.5.2013
Leaked memo not enough

Nick Gillespie|2.5.2013

Scott Shackford|2.5.2013

Matt Welch|2.5.2013
The junior senator takes a radically different foreign policy vision into the heart of the GOP.

Ed Krayewski|2.5.2013
Senators say they want to provide the president the oversight he said he wanted

Gene Healy|2.5.2013
The Senate Armed Services Committee seems to think that the best defense is a good offense.

2.5.2013
Endorsed a proposal for a two-year moratorium on their use in Virginia

Jacob Sullum|2.4.2013

2.4.2013
16-page confidential memo essentially says U.S. doesn't have proof of imminent threat to kill

Mike Riggs|2.4.2013

2.4.2013
The Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Air Vehicle is 4 inches long

1.31.2013
Use of F-16s to be nixed

Dustin Hurst|1.29.2013
Republicans and Democrats join forces to curtail the use of unmanned aerial vehicles within U.S. borders.

1.29.2013
There are a lot of things drone operators might not want made public

Peter Suderman|1.29.2013

1.29.2013
Brave new world?

1.29.2013
Missile strikes may be possible from there too

1.28.2013
You folks are sure that's a good idea?

1.28.2013
It's always been liberty vs. control, not left vs. right

1.25.2013
Rules kept secret, don't apply to CIA

1.24.2013
Had spent six years in Guantanamo Bay

1.24.2013
Wants to assure citizen privacy

1.24.2013
Have you no respect for that Nobel Peace Prize?

Who has killed more children, Lanza or Obama?

1.22.2013
Fourth attack in four days

Ed Krayewski|1.22.2013
352 strikes in the country in President Obama's first term

1.22.2013
CIA still enjoying a lack of restrictions

1.19.2013
Due process at work

1.17.2013
A welcome ray of civil libertarianism in the Senate

1.16.2013
Some exceptions remain

1.15.2013
Just the spy drones

Scott Shackford|1.15.2013
The Senate Committee on Intelligence member would like to do his job

1.15.2013
Inquiring minds want to know

1.14.2013
Sends letter for guidelines in advance of CIA head confirmation hearings

1.11.2013
More than 70 were killed in 2010

1.10.2013
69 killed in attack on billiard hall. Also a U.S. drone strike kills five.

1.10.2013
From private hands, too, this being Berkeley

1.9.2013
High energy laser

1.9.2013
See, they're not all bad

1.8.2013
Estimated death toll this year already at 35

1.8.2013
Tensions over disputed islands rising

1.7.2013
They do not win over the hearts and minds of anybody

1.7.2013
Michael Boyle says the theory behind the use of UAVs needs to be challenged

1.7.2013
Found by a Filipino diver and fishermen

1.4.2013
Helping local troops from the air

Ed Krayewski|1.3.2013
Police surveillance

Jacob Sullum|1.3.2013

Ed Krayewski|1.3.2013
Pieced together based on what's known about American counter-terror efforts

Matt Welch|1.3.2013

1.3.2013
Legal justifications for targeted killings don't need to be disclosed the judge rules in a summary judgement

1.3.2013
"Objectionable" despite lack of any graphic content

1.3.2013
Local security personnel and Taliban leadership apparently confirm

1.3.2013
Interested in four RQ-4 Block 30 (I) Global Hawks

1.3.2013
For surveillance and reconnaissance

1.3.2013
Mullah Nazir's deputy also killed

1.2.2013
Plan to appeal

1.2.2013
Well, that's reassuring

2012

12.31.2012
It's armed and it's hackable

12.28.2012
Authorities claim they were al-Qaeda militants

12.28.2012
Latest casualties in secretive airborne war

12.27.2012
Will record intrusions or crimes against their clients

Ed Krayewski|12.27.2012
It's never a secret to those being bombed

Matt Welch|12.27.2012

Nick Gillespie|12.26.2012

Ronald Bailey|12.26.2012

12.26.2012
To help shift defense responsibility on the peninsula from the U.S. to South Korea

Brian Doherty|12.20.2012

12.19.2012
City government might want to use them after all

Ed Krayewski|12.18.2012
176 dead in Pakistan, while children with "hostile intent" targeted in Afghanistan

12.17.2012
The feds might have something to say about it though

Matthew Feeney|12.14.2012
From its policies in Libya to its approach to Syria, the Obama administration has been a disappointment on the world stage in 2012.

J.D. Tuccille|12.13.2012

12.13.2012
Mounted with a paintball gun

Ed Krayewski|12.13.2012
Extraordinary renditions ramped down, extrajudicial killings ramped up

12.11.2012
Maybe they'll tell us what our government is doing with them?

12.7.2012
Getting priorities straight

12.6.2012
The kid was 16

J.D. Tuccille|12.6.2012

12.5.2012
They even track civilian cars for shits and giggles

Ed Krayewski|12.5.2012
Now that the election is over, it's time for liberals to start worrying about Obama's misdeeds again.

12.5.2012
Good luck with that. We can't get info on drones and we live here!

12.5.2012
Comfort to endangered rhinos

12.5.2012
American military officials denied that any drones were missing

12.4.2012
Nope didn't happen, military says

12.4.2012
American military official says all drones in the region are accounted for

12.3.2012
Study contains profiles on 178 children killed by strikes in Pakistan and Yemen

It's good to know the New York Police Department can take a little good-natured ribbing about hypothetical future policing tactics.

11.30.2012
Don't get excited; they probably want to make sure they're sufficiently intrusive

Blanketing lower Manhattan with posters designed to look like official NYPD signage

11.29.2012
They're suspected to be militants, but now we'll never know for sure, will we?

11.29.2012
Who could object to death from the sky?

11.28.2012
People in the area say his activities were hardly a secret and he'd even been arrested before

Brian Doherty|11.28.2012
Pakistani terror

11.27.2012
All the cool kids have them these days

11.26.2012
Breathe a sigh of relief!

11.26.2012
Upset rules on drone strikes were codified and not reformed

11.26.2012
Constitutional concerns taking a back seat to politics

Matt Welch|11.26.2012

Chip Bok|11.23.2012

J.D. Tuccille|11.20.2012

11.20.2012
Comes up with myriad excuses not to comply with the law

11.19.2012
Clustered in urban areas, they're much less vulnerable

11.19.2012
Secures five-year deal worth more than $400 million

Mike Riggs|11.19.2012
Speaking in Thailand Sunday, President Obama defended Israel's counter-assault on Hamas in the Gaza Strip by saying, "There's no country on Earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders.”

Ed Krayewski|11.13.2012
From drone wars to the assault on civil liberties to the strengthening of the corporatist state, Obama leaves much to be desired

11.9.2012
Robo-death from the sky wins hearts and minds every time

11.9.2012
Says the UAV encroached on Iranian airspace

11.9.2012
Iranian aircraft fired on UAV over international waters

Ed Krayewski|11.8.2012
Barack Obama tried to extend the war in Iraq, has more troops in Afghanistan than Bush did, and is ordering drone strikes at a dizzying pace.

11.8.2012
They don't know Obama cares, apparently

11.6.2012
Good luck avoiding these

Matthew Feeney|11.4.2012
The president's terrible foreign policy is hurting his international popularity.

11.1.2012
Who is using them? To watch what?

Scott Shackford|11.1.2012
It's different when the guy you like does it

10.30.2012
They weren't ready to help with Sandy

Gene Healy|10.30.2012
Obama has added a new term to the doublespeak lexicon, "the disposition matrix."

10.29.2012
Anybody can tap in, and many are

10.29.2012
That no-due-process thing is a bitch

10.29.2012
Unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down by Israel earlier this month

10.26.2012
More robot assassinations!

10.26.2012
Have you heard about the African country of Djibouti?

10.26.2012
Obama never said he was pro-life

10.26.2012
Says the attacks could be war crimes

10.25.2012
Why is this not a surprise?

J.D. Tuccille|10.25.2012
Aircraft guidelines

10.25.2012
Also released guidelines on their proposed use yesterday in an attempt to win over public opinion

10.24.2012
Nearly 3,000 people have been killed by drone strikes

10.24.2012
New depths in guilt by association

10.24.2012
Taliban continue to operate in the region

Peter Suderman|10.24.2012

10.23.2012
Drones now, drones tomorrow, drones forever

Ed Krayewski|10.23.2012
It's time to stop ignoring the bad because of a perceived worse

10.23.2012
Also wants records on planned uses for UAVs

10.23.2012
Part of effort to push back against jihadists in the north

10.23.2012
Fleet will now be made up of 10 drones

10.22.2012
More toys, no rules

10.22.2012
Learning from the best...

10.21.2012
Thousands have been killed, but only a small percentage were confirmed as terrorist targets

Sheldon Richman|10.21.2012
America's drone policy is hardly calculated to win friends for the United States.

10.19.2012
That comforting feeling of being watched over ...

10.19.2012
Extra drones could be deployed in Pakistan, Yemen, or North Africa

10.17.2012
References dumping of Osama's body, drone strikes

10.15.2012
If they can find who was responsible for Benghazi attack

10.12.2012
Won deal worth $958 million from India's military

10.11.2012
The civilian death toll is a mystery to most

10.11.2012
Protests did no good, it seems

Brian Doherty|10.10.2012

10.10.2012
Comes days after Pakistani anti-drone march

10.8.2012
Organized by Code Pink

10.8.2012
How could they not love snoopy technology?

10.6.2012
Could have been shot down by accident

10.6.2012
Military's favorite toys not very popular

10.5.2012
The hundreds of attacks haven't been very popular

Matthew Feeney|10.3.2012

10.2.2012
Because they are so popular in Pakistan...

Lucy Steigerwald|10.1.2012

9.28.2012
No doubt while taking frequent quick glances skyward

Scott Shackford|9.28.2012
Unfortunately, even more Americans are just fine with it

Scott Shackford|9.26.2012
Obama's transgressions as president should be considered deal-breakers, he argues

9.25.2012
We're running out of people who don't think these things should be used with restraint

Lucy Steigerwald|9.25.2012

9.25.2012
Says the President has gone beyond Bush in regards to foreign policy

9.24.2012
Militants among the dead in Pakistan's tribal region

9.20.2012
The spooks are being coy about their robot assassins

9.19.2012
Despite FOIA requests the CIA has not confirmed the use of drones

9.18.2012
Only "civilian" use, mind you

9.18.2012
Probably won't see much actual use, but will help innovate next generation

9.14.2012
Call it selective transparency

Scott Shackford|9.14.2012
What else could the people of Yemen possibly be upset about?

J.D. Tuccille|9.13.2012

9.13.2012
They're still in the country, left over from the war

9.11.2012
The Congressional Research Service says Congress could pass legislation restricting the use of drones by police

Jacob Sullum|9.7.2012

Brian Doherty|9.7.2012

Ed Krayewski|9.6.2012
Media reports of a drone strike in Yemen that killed ten civilians, including women and children, briefly brings the war in Yemen into focus

9.6.2012
116 drone strikes in Yemen since May of last year

9.5.2012
Obama aide Valerie Jarrett does not like surprise questions about the administration killing people.

9.5.2012
Those targeted were suspected militants

9.4.2012
Three women among the dead according to local security officials

8.30.2012
Apple keeps changing the reason for rejecting the anti-war app

Jacob Sullum|8.30.2012

8.24.2012
Drones could be used to monitor festivals and protests

8.24.2012
War between US and Pakistan still undeclared

8.21.2012
3 militants have been killed in the Pakistani tribal region

8.20.2012
Using a very loose definition of "demand"

J.D. Tuccille|8.17.2012

8.17.2012
Hey! They even recommend getting warrants from time to time

8.17.2012
Most domestic drones are used for surveillance, but even the FAA finds some official proposals preposterous

8.16.2012
The high-tech robots are getting smaller, deadlier and more autonomous

8.15.2012
The Air Force's unmanned craft had to be destroyed during a test

8.13.2012
Flying from secret bases, armed, unmanned U.S. warplanes wage bloody battle against Islamic militants

8.13.2012
A collection of reports, statements, and "informed conjecture" are helping to unmask one of America's shadow wars.

Brian Doherty|8.9.2012

8.7.2012
The country's military wants to spend $1 billion on unmanned armed aircraft

8.6.2012
Won't be ready for combat use until 2040.

8.3.2012
The underwater drones could be deployed off the coasts of Somalia and Iran

8.2.2012
Two expensive unmanned flying machines went head to head over the desert

8.1.2012
“When it comes to privacy protections for the American people, drones are flying blind.”

7.31.2012
Military testing batwing-shaped drone in Maryland.

Gene Healy|7.31.2012
Four years ago, few would have predicted that one of President Obama's legacies would be increased militarization of U.S. policy toward Africa.

7.31.2012

Lucy Steigerwald|7.27.2012

Calvin Thompson|7.23.2012

Lucy Steigerwald|7.17.2012

Scott Shackford|7.16.2012

Jesse Walker|7.13.2012

Calvin Thompson|7.10.2012

Ed Krayewski|6.25.2012

Ed Krayewski|6.22.2012

Q and A w Newsweek's Eli Lake

Ed Krayewski|6.16.2012
Tired of bad news? Maybe you're just taking it the wrong way.

Brian Doherty|6.15.2012

Jesse Walker|6.12.2012

Ed Krayewski|6.11.2012

Ed Krayewski|6.4.2012

Lucy Steigerwald|6.1.2012

Ed Krayewski|5.31.2012

Ed Krayewski|5.29.2012

Lucy Steigerwald|5.25.2012

Lucy Steigerwald|5.23.2012

Ed Krayewski|5.18.2012

Lucy Steigerwald|5.16.2012

Ed Krayewski|5.8.2012

Jesse Walker|5.8.2012

Ed Krayewski|5.7.2012

Ed Krayewski|5.3.2012

Lucy Steigerwald|5.2.2012

Ed Krayewski|5.2.2012

Peter Suderman|4.27.2012

Ed Krayewski|4.18.2012

Lucy Steigerwald|4.16.2012

Ed Krayewski|4.11.2012

Ed Krayewski|4.10.2012

Lucy Steigerwald|4.2.2012

Lucy Steigerwald|3.5.2012

Lucy Steigerwald|2.24.2012

Lucy Steigerwald|1.31.2012

Mike Riggs|1.13.2012

Lucy Steigerwald|1.12.2012

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About Octa Dandy Saiyar

Kelahiran Jakarta keturunan asli Bukittinggi, Sumatera Barat .
07 Oktober 1983.



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