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Iran Drone Crash

The Crash and Burn Future of Robot Warfare

Nick Turse | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Nick Turse

Over the last decade, a more-is-better mentality has led to increased numbers of drones. Drones may be effective in terms of generating body counts, but they appear to be even more successful in generating animosity and creating enemies.

The Drone, the Secretary and the Seven Dwarfs

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Since none of the proposals to retrieve the American drone in Iran had a chance of success, it's a good thing that the Secretary chose to simply request the return of the drone. The request did not start a war.

The Drone That Fell From the Sky

Nick Turse | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Nick Turse

The recent losses of the Pentagon's robot Sentinel in Iran, the Reaper in the Seychelles, and the Predator in Kandahar offer a window into a future in which the global skies will be filled with drones that may prove far less wondrous than Americans have been led to believe.

Drone Crash Unmasks U.S. Spying Effort In Iran

Posted 12.10.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, December 9 (Reuters / Tabassum Zakaria and Phil Stewart) - The crash of a CIA drone in Iran has brought into the open what U.S. intell...

Drone That Crashed Inside Iran Was Part Of CIA Surveillance Mission, Say U.S. Officials

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 02.05.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say a drone that crashed inside Iran over the weekend was one of a fleet of stealth aircraft that have spied on Iran...