North Korean leader Kim Jong-un supervised a drone attack on a simulated South Korean target on Wednesday, Pyongyang’s KCNA news agency reported, and the armed forces shot down a target mimicking a cruise missile.
Rep. introduces privacy bill aimed at government spy drones
Domestic drones will soon be soaring through the sky left and right, but a company in Oregon with ties to the US military is marketing a service that they say will make sure private property is safe from surveillance.
The strategy is part of the agency's secret contingency planning to protect the U.S. and its allies as the violence there grows. Some militants in Syria are seen as closely linked to Al Qaeda.
Someplace else, the trio of compact aircraft hanging in mid-air might have been mistaken for shiny, remote-controlled toys.
Charles Eide and Mike Danielson have been flying radio controlled aircraft since they little kids growing up in the same neighborhood.
UAV mimics how an eagle grabs its prey
A year ago, Greg Holloway set out to build an ocean drone, based on the tiny Raspberry Pi $35 computer.
After days of meeting with Pakistani officials, the United Nations official investigating Washington’s global campaign of drone strikes attacked the legal and strategic basis for the robotic war in its biggest battlefield.
President Barack Obama’s defense to Democratic senators complaining about how little his administration has told Congress about the legal justifications for his drone policy: Dick Cheney was worse.
Via the SuppleMentally blog at WordPress.com, here's the latest cartoon from Tristan Shoubt with a typically odd slant on Senator Rand's filibuster on drones. To share, link to the blog page or write for permission to firstname.lastname@example.org.Entered By: Jefferson Paine
Last week the US Senate took a break from debating the phony cuts known as “sequestration,” for Senator Rand Paul to hold a 13-hour filibuster to force the Obama administration to state whether it believes the President has the right to kill American
How do you define a drone? What's the difference between an RQ-9 Reaper and a quadrotor? Your pressing drone questions, answered.
The killing of the 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, on Oct. 14, 2011, is a lot less well-known. The younger al-Awlaki was reportedly killed two weeks after his father and was also an American citizen, born in Denver in 1995.
The most positive outcome of Rand Paul’s 13-hour filibuster – which ended when Paul was forced to take a bathroom break – was giving the American public a sense of the treacherous path that President Obama’s drone program could take,.........
President Obama's drone warfare policy is thankfully finally being discussed in the mainstream media. While the president's claimed authority to suspend the Fifth Amendment and order assassinations with no judicial oversight, even on American soil, i
U.S. Sen. John McCain blasted fellow Republican Rand Paul on the Senate floor this morning for his 13-hour filibuster to block John Brennan's confirmation as CIA Director.
“When I asked the president, ‘Can you kill an American on American soil?’ it should have been an easy answer. It should have been a resounding, an unequivocal, ‘No,’ ” Paul said. “The president’s response? He hasn’t killed anyone yet. We’re supposed
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in Montgomery, Alabama, has long been used by the federal government and the national press corps to paint conservative organizations as “extremists,” “anti-government,” “hate groups,” etc.
Let us get rid of knifes, stones, and whatever it is that mankind has ever used to harm another human. That would solve it all. It is only common sense
Plans to create a European ID card were dropped in early 2000 due to technical, administrative and political obstacles. Instead, the experimental project STORK (Secure Identity Across Borders Linked) was introduced in May 2008.
War is hell, and so is bureaucracy.
A tiny amendment buried in the federal transportation bill to be signed today by President Barack Obama will put operators of roll-your-own cigarette operations in Las Vegas and nationwide out of business at midnight. Robert Weissen, with his brot
Bovard pointed out nearly 20 years ago that Freeh not only covered up criminal behavior at the FBI, but also lied to the public about the Bureau's activities. Writing about the aftermath of the infamous Randy Weaver case, Bovard notes:
Our founding fathers intended to establish a nation where Americans would be free to pursue "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" in an environment where freedom was maximized and government interference was minimized.
A 6 year old girl was arrested and now sits in an Arizona ICE detention facility in accordance with SB 1070 rulings.
Your paycheck information, or that of your neighbor's, is likely on a new database that went public Tuesday morning. It opens the curtain on the personal payroll of over one million federal workers.
"Something has happened recently that threatens even this most modest means of trying to earn a living."
Congressional negotiators struck a deal Thursday that overturns the new rules that were to have banned sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs beginning next year.
Congress continues to skirmish over the best way to extend unemployment benefits and the payroll tax cut. A separate bill to fund the federal government for the rest of fiscal 2012 is caught in the crossfire.