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The Ethical Case For Killer Robots

The Ethical Case For Killer Robots

Damon Beres  06. 1.2016
How can we improve the act of killing? And should we? As we enter the era of artificial intelligence, some argue that our weapons should...
Drones, Data and Insects: How Innovation Can Make the Food System More Sustainable

Drones, Data and Insects: How Innovation Can Make the Food System More Sustainable

Peter Lehner  05.31.2016
Ag tech is booming, and it has the potential to redefine how and where we farm, including on fish farms like this one. (GoodLife Studio/IStock) Here...
It's Going To Be Great When Donald Trump Controls The Drone Program

It's Going To Be Great When Donald Trump Controls The Drone Program

Jason Linkins  05.31.2016
Here's a quaint memory from a bygone period in American politics: Back in November 2012, after President Barack Obama secured his re-election,...
Milestones (Or What Passes for Them in Washington)

Milestones (Or What Passes for Them in Washington)

Andrew Bacevich  05.31.2016
We have it on highest authority: the recent killing of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour by a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan...
Drones and Blowback

Drones and Blowback

John Feffer  05.26.2016
Drone strikes and the anger they generate effectively serve to recruit people into the Taliban and other extremist organizations. Even...
What Does the US Killing Mullah Mansour Inside Pakistan Mean?

What Does the US Killing Mullah Mansour Inside Pakistan Mean?

Mohammad Taqi  05.25.2016
Mullah Mansour's assassination is a great setback for Pakistan's army and a major vindication for the Afghan government, which has claimed...

Obama's Hiroshima Visit Will Give New Meaning to Meaningless Publicity Stunts

Riley Waggaman  05.20.2016
Like his non-barrier breaking visit to Cuba (his "handshake" with Raul Castro says it all), Obama's "historic" visit to Hiroshima will...
The Music of Hopelessness

The Music of Hopelessness

John Feffer  05.19.2016
If foreign policy had a soundtrack, it would be the opposite of easy listening.

The Tech Smokescreen Fighting Regulation

David Sable  05.16.2016
I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and Constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress...
Navy Will Soon Be Able To Launch Surprise Drone Attacks From The Deep Sea

Navy Will Soon Be Able To Launch Surprise Drone Attacks From The Deep Sea

Reuters  05.16.2016
It won’t be long before the Pentagon will be able to launch surprise attacks on America’s enemies from deep beneath...
Historical Reenactor Gets Medieval On A Drone Buzzing Overhead

Historical Reenactor Gets Medieval On A Drone Buzzing Overhead

Lee Moran  05.13.2016
Drones weren't around in the Middle Ages. Obviously. So when one started buzzing over the Rusborg medieval reenactment festival in Russia...
Calm Down, Drones Won't Steal All Of Our Jobs

Calm Down, Drones Won't Steal All Of Our Jobs

Casey Williams  05.12.2016
Chances are, a drone isn't coming to take your job.  A new report from consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates that drones...
Drones, Deaths, and Decisions

Drones, Deaths, and Decisions

Jack Healey  05. 9.2016
Larry Wilmore pulled no punches during his monologue at last week's White House Correspondents Dinner. Standing less than 10 ft. away from...
Start-up uses drones to maintain wind turbines

Start-up uses drones to maintain wind turbines

Adi Gaskell  04.29.2016
Despite the hoopla generated by Amazon's announcement that it would like to deliver parcels by drone at some point, the most successful...