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CIA in the Crosshairs

CIA in the Crosshairs

Joe Peyronnin  11.27.2015
The Showtime documentary, "The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs," which will air Saturday night, pulls the curtain back on America's most...
If 1 Million People Get New Drones This Holiday, Registering Them Better Be Easy

If 1 Million People Get New Drones This Holiday, Registering Them Better Be Easy

Alexander Howard  11.23.2015
The feds would like drone drivers and their devices to get a license plate and registration, please. If the United States government really...
Power Companies Could Use Drones To Save Lives, Cut Costs

Power Companies Could Use Drones To Save Lives, Cut Costs

AP  11.23.2015
BLENHEIM, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. utilities see great potential in the use of remote-controlled drones to do the often-dangerous...
No More Bloodshed

No More Bloodshed

Nida Khan  11.20.2015
We cannot continue to pretend as if these horrid acts are occurring on their own, nor can we shy away from accepting responsibility for...
After Paris: War Is Not What It Used to Be

After Paris: War Is Not What It Used to Be

Moisés Naím  11.15.2015
In reaction to the Paris massacre, French President François Hollande said, "[This] is an act of war ... committed by a terrorist army."...
A U.S. Drone Probably Got Jihadi John. But Many People Killed In Drone Strikes Weren't The Target.

A U.S. Drone Probably Got Jihadi John. But Many People Killed In Drone Strikes Weren't The Target.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed  11.13.2015
A previous version of this article was published on Oct. 15, 2015. WASHINGTON -- "Jihadi John," a British citizen who had become one of...
Need Health Care in Rural Areas? There's a Drone for That

Need Health Care in Rural Areas? There's a Drone for That

The Conversation Africa  11.12.2015
The use of drones for military situations is increasingly being adapted for peaceful purposes. It is to be hoped that these constructive...

Using Ex-military Drones to Plant Trees

Pro Journo  10.29.2015
Tom is seven. He's staring very curiously up at a big drone hovering above his head in the London Science Museum. The black quadcopter...
Killing Blind

Killing Blind

Kathy Kelly  10.28.2015
We ought not to be blinded by media theater, or by habits of dismissing the doubts, and even the deaths, of countless people just like...
The ‘Drone Papers' Do Not Reflect All Drone Programs, Especially in Pakistan

The ‘Drone Papers' Do Not Reflect All Drone Programs, Especially in Pakistan

C. Christine Fair  10.28.2015
The "Drone Papers" suffer from "selection bias." Selection bias occurs when the information that is available (the "sample") is not representative...
Drone Footage Of Greenland's Melting Ice Sheet Is Stunning, Terrifying

Drone Footage Of Greenland's Melting Ice Sheet Is Stunning, Terrifying

Damon Beres  10.27.2015
Climate change is one of the biggest problems facing humanity, but it's not always the easiest to visualize. A dreadfully skinny polar...
Tourists of Empire

Tourists of Empire

William J. Astore  10.27.2015
The United States is a peculiar sort of empire. Americans have been in what might be called imperial denial since the Spanish-American...

Maker Faire 2015

Michael Nirenberg  10.26.2015
I've struggled with writing about the Maker Faire for about a month (I'm press- not a journalist). It's easy to gush about the wonders...