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Unmanned Drones

Andrea Stone

Drone Bill Would Safeguard Privacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Police would be required to get a warrant to use drones for certain types of surveillance under legislation introduced on Capitol Hill o...

Lawmakers Express Concern Over Drone Use In U.S. Skies

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Before thousands of civilian drones begin flying in U.S. skies, Congress should take steps to protect the public's privacy and prev...

Andrea Stone

Drone Industry Issues Code Of Conduct

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The group representing the industry that manufactures unmanned drones released its first-ever code of conduct Monday. The Association...

Andrea Stone

Americans Approve Of Some Drone Use, Not For Routine Policing: Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

A majority of Americans support some civilian uses of unmanned drone aircraft but routine policing, such as watching for speeders, isn't among them, a...

Andrea Stone

Drone Lobbyists Buzzing Capitol Hill

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It may be years before unmanned aircraft are common in the sky, but lobbyists for the industry that develops and manufactures the drones...

Ten Myths About Drones

Ryan Calo | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Ryan Calo

Unmanned aerial vehicles, often called "drones," are coming to American skies. We've identified 10 commonly held myths related to the technology and legal framework involved in drones and their use.

Robot Soldiers Will Be a Reality -- And a Threat

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 07.14.2012 | Technology
Jonathan D. Moreno

Much controversy has surrounded the use of remote-controlled drone aircraft in the war on terror. But another, still more awe-inducing possibility has emerged: taking human beings out of the decision loop altogether.

America as a Shining Drone Upon a Hill

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.14.2012 | World
Tom Engelhardt

We have, in short, established a remarkably expansive set of drone-war rules for the global future. Naturally, we trust ourselves with such rules, but there is a fly in the ointment, even as the droniacs see it.

The Newest College Major: Military Drones

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.24.2012 | College

For students who haven't yet declared a major, they might want to consider learning how to fly unmanned predator drones. A growing number of schoo...

Officials: White House Offers Concessions On Drone Attacks

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 03.27.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- In a bid to save the CIA's drone campaign against al-Qaida in Pakistan, US officials offered key concessions to Pakistan's spy chief tha...

Jason Gilbert

New Startup Wants To Bring You Tacos Via Unmanned Drone Helicopter

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Gilbert | Posted 08.20.2012 | Technology

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's an unmanned drone helicopter shooting a taco from space down at you and your colleagues during...

Hello Drones, Goodbye Privacy

Eugene K. Chow | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Eugene K. Chow

A future where unmanned surveillance drones zip through the skies keeping tabs on civilians is no longer relegated to dystopic novels.

Surprising Revelations Over Cost Of Drone War

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

In the 11 years of America's post-9/11 wars, drones have emerged as a seemingly perfect weapon for fighting elusive enemies. Able to stay aloft for a ...

'We Can See Everything'

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This winter, the Air Force is set to deploy to Afghanistan what it says is a revolutionary airborne surveillance system called Gorgon Stare, which wil...

Gods and Monsters: Fighting American Wars From on High

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Here's the fact of the matter: in the cities, towns, and villages of the distant lands where Americans tend to make war, civilians die regularly and repeatedly at our hands. If you arrive from the heavens, they will die.

Dan Froomkin

Drone Wars, Without Any Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The CIA's extensive use of unmanned drones to kill alleged terrorists in Pakistan and elsewhere is arguably against international law and raises the p...

Build, Don't Destroy in Afghanistan: An Open Letter to President Obama

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Already, thousands of our readers have signed a letter and contacted the White House urging a new way forward in Afghanistan. I encourage you to read it and to endorse this message if you have not done so already.

Afghanistan: A Whole New Approach

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

When you massively intervene in a country as much as the U.S. has in Afghanistan, you can't responsibly just walk away. We must lead with what works -- development.