Drones - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

US lethal drone strikes in countries like Pakistan have brought up serious questions about the legal and political implications of using these systems. Fault Lines looks at how these new weapons of choice are allowing the US to stretch the international laws of war and what it could mean when more and more autonomy is developed for these lethal machines.

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More resources and information:

No drones Network
UAV News - from Spacewar
Banner Killer Drones, from War on Want
Code Pink: Women for Peace, No Drones Site
Nevada Desert Experience, US drone protest site
Drone Wars UK - info and comment on use of UK drones
Bro Emlyn for Peace and Justice, Wales UK drone protest site
Global Drones Watch - from CODE PINK Women for peace
Drone Campaign Network, UK Campaign to Ground the drones
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - from the Federation of American Scientists
Drones Watch, a coalition campaign to monitor and regulate drone use
The International Committee for Robot arms Control (ICRAC)- calls for arms control
The Drone Wars and Pakistan's Conflict Casualties, 2010 - from the Oxford Research Group
The Legal Obligation to Record Civilian Casualties of Armed Conflict - from the Oxford Research Group
Challenging Robotic Warfare and Social Control - 1st Day of a conference held in Hood River, April 2010
Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

Global Network's Statement on Drones
 


Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems in Contested Environments

JAPCC - September 2014

Drone Wars
from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism

ArmeD Drones: President Obama's Favorite Weapon
infographic analyzing drone strikes during Obama’s administration

Drones:Myths and Reality in Pakistan
- May 21 2013

Drones over the Homeland
- April 2013

Reforming U.S. Drone Strike Policies
- January 2013

Losing Humanity: The Case against Killer Robots
- November 19 2012

Drones: the physical and psychological implications of a global theatre of war
 - October 13 2012

Keep Space for Peace Week - October 2012

Living under Drones
- September 2012

Shelling Out - UK Government Spending on Unmanned Drones
- September 2012

Department of Defense Report to Congress on Future Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training, Operations and Sustainability
 - April 2012

Vested Interest or Moral Indecisiveness? Explaining the EU’s Silence on the US Targeted Killing Policy in Pakistan

- March 2012

US Unmanned Aerial Sytems by Jeremiah Gertler
- 3 January 2012
 

Drone Wars UK Briefing
- January 2012

Anti-drone Protests during Keep Space for Peace week
- October, 2011

Drone Attacks, International Law and the Recording of Civilian Casualties of Armed Conflict
Oxford Research Group Discussion Paper
- June 2011

Does Unmanned Make Unacceptable?
Pax Christi - May 2011

UK Ministry of Defence ponders the legal and ethical issues
 - March 2011

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: US Government Accountability Office, March 2010

U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadmap 2010-2035

Precisely Wrong
Human Rights Watch Report

June 30 2009

Air Power - UAVs: The Wider Context
Royal Air Force (UK) - 2009

Transcript:
DoD News Briefing on Air Force UAS Flight Plan 2009-2047 with Lt. Gen. Deptula and Col. Mathewson from the Pentagon
23 Jul 2009
Presenter: Lt. Gen. David Deptula, Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR and Col. Eric Mathewson, Director, Air Force UAS Task Force

United States Air Force Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Plan 2009-2047
- 18 May 2009

US Air Force Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadmap 2005-2030
- August 2005

Why the future doesn't need us - by Bill Joy, Wired, April 2000
News Items for: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, <2007
Poland sells military drones to Ukraine - 25 September 2014
MoD facing legal challenge over armed drone deployment outside Afghanistan - 22 September 2014
NATO Report Highlights RPAS Limitations - 22 September
Drone Firms Spend Thousands Wooing Nato Leaders - 9 September 2014
Nato drones tested in intelligence exercise - 4 September 2014
German defence minister backs use of armed drones - 1 July 2014
Use of Pilotless Drones for Assassinations Violates the Rule of Law - 30 June 2014
Armed drones guard US interests in Iraq - 27 June 2014
US Memo Justifying Drone Use Against Civilians Disgraces America's Own Values - 25 June 2014
UK's Watchkeeper Fleet To Be Completed by End of Year - 18 June 2014
First flights for Global Hawk over the UK - 3 June 2014
Drones, cyberwarfare and democracy by Paul Mobbs - June 2014
US spy drones flies in UK airspace for the first time - 29 May 2014
UN backs resolution presented by Pakistan on drones - 28 March 2014
Project Crossbow: How a Norfolk RAF base plugs into the drone wars - 22 April 2014
United Nations Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution Calling for Drone Transparency and Accountability - 28 March 2014
West Wales - the hills are abuzz with the sound of drones - 25 March 2014
NATO drone strike kills Afghan soldiers - 6 March 2014
 
European Parliament resolution on the use of armed drones - 25 February 2014
US considering new drone bases in Central Asia - 17 February 2014
U.S. Seeks New Bases for Drones Targeting Al Qaeda in Pakistan - 16 February 2014
Sen. Levin's bid to boost drone oversight falters in Congress - 12 February 2014
Obama administration mulls lethal strike on American in Pakistan - 10 February 2014
Obama administration agrees to informal drone halt in Pakistan - 5 February 2014
US to deploy Global Hawks to Misawa, Japan - 24 January 2014

News Items - 2013

MoD tightens security at American spy bases linked to drone strikes - 30 December 2013
US names drone testing sites - 30 December 2013
US secretly sends Hellfire missiles, drones to Iraq - 29 December 2013
Pakistan to raise drone issue at UN Human Rights Council - 26 December 2013
Secret New UAS Shows Stealth, Efficiency Advances - 6 December 2013
Pandora and the Drones - 3 December 2013
Thousands block NATO convoy route to protest US drone strikes in Pakistan - 23 November 2013
Fewer U.S. drone strikes seen - 17 November 2013
Nations agree to take on killer robots! - 15 November 2013
Germany Says No to Weaponized Drones - 15 November 2013
Germany halts purchase of armed drones - 14 November 2013
How Europeans Are Opposing Drone and Robot Warfare: An Overview of the Anti-Drone Movement in Europe - 8 November 2013
Proposal for a Recommendation to the European Council on the use of Armed Drones - 6 November 2013
6 Months After Obama Promised to Divulge More on Drones, Here’s What We Still Don’t Know - 5 November 2013
DARPA Plans to Arm Drones With Missile-Blasting Lasers - 1 November 2013
Drone campaigners vow to pursue transparency despite losing Information Tribunal - 30 October 2013
Pakistani family recounts drone terror in visit to US - 29 October 2013
United Nations Berate US Drone Policy - 26 October 2013
UN rights experts call for transparency in the use of armed drones, citing risks of illegal use - 25 October 2013
Drone Island in the East River - 24 October 2013
Will Domestic Drone Privacy Bills Fall Short Because of ALEC, Defense Industry Influence? - 24 October 2013
Secret memos reveal explicit nature of U.S., Pakistan agreement on drones - 23 October 2013
8-Year-Old Girl on Drones: 'When They Fly Overhead I Wonder, Will I Be Next?' - 23 October 2013
Armed ground drones to take over battlefields in five years - 23 October 2013
Ashton calls for military-grade drones in EU airspace - 22 October 2013
U.S. Drone Strikes Killed Pakistani Grandmother And Workers, Amnesty International Claims - 22 October 2013
Human Rights Groups Release Investigation Reports into US Targeted Killings: A Guide to the Issues - 22 October 2013
US drone strikes could be classed as war crimes, says Amnesty International - 22 October 2013
10-day walk brings awareness of surveillance drones in Maine - 17 October 2013
2,500+ Killed by Drones in Pakistan, Names of Victims Now Available - 16 October 2013
Drones, the Media and Malala's Message - 15 October 2013
Maine Drone Walk Gets Local Media Coverage - 14 October 2013
EU looks to 'hybrid drones' for legal shortcut on migration - 14 October 2013
Marchers protesting government drone use demonstrate in Skowhegan - 13 October 2013
Malala to Obama: "Drones Fueling Terrorism" - 12 October 2013
Soon, Drones May Be Able to Make Lethal Decisions on Their Own - 8 October 2013
Anti-Drones Protesters Who Broke Into Royal Air Force Base Are Praised by Judge - 7 October 2013
Satellites Drive Drones by Dave Webb - 5 October 2013
US Teams Up With Japan to Spy on China With Global Hawk Drones - 3 October 2013
Edinburgh University ends funding for US drone component maker - 29 September 2013
NATO Drones - the 'game-changers' - 26 September 2013
US moves drone fleet from Camp Lemonnier to remote airstrip - 25 September 2013
New Project: Naming the Dead - 24 September 2013
Iran rolls out advanced drone, missiles to ‘confront American threat' - 24 September 2013
Only one in five of those killed in CIA drone strikes in Pakistan have been named - 23 September 2013
Hacking U.S. Secrets, China Pushes for Drones - 20 September 2013
New Report Lifts the Lid on the Development and Spread of Armed Drones Around the World - 20 September 2013
Predator drones ‘useless’ in combat scenarios - Air Force general - 20 September 2013
Renouncing the Right to Bear Drones - 13 September 2013
UAV protest outside drone testing base in Aberporth - 9 September 2013
U.S. documents detail al-Qaeda’s efforts to fight back against drones - 3 September 2013
Global Network's Statement on Drones - September 2013
Promise of jobs triggers scramble for civilian drones - 26 August 2013
Stepped-up US drone strikes in Yemen spark massive protests - 19 August 2013
Air Force drone crashes and explodes in Florida, shutting down highway - 17 July 2013
Navy lands drone aboard aircraft carrier for first time - 10 July 2013
FBI’s Use of Drones for U.S. Surveillance Raises Fears over Privacy, Widening Corporate-Gov’t Ties - 21 June 2013
'I watch him bleed out:' Drone operator who helped kill 1,626 targets reveals trauma of watching them die on a computer screen - 6 June 2013
Six arrested after drone protest at RAF Waddington - 4 June 2013
US Drone Attacks via US Bases in Germany - 31 May 2013
The race is on: Manufacturer sets sights on market for armed drones - 28 May 2013
White House briefings lay out new drone rulebook – but questions remain - 24 May 2013
Drones: Myths and Reality in Pakistan - 21 May 2013
Drone Use Raises Ethical Questions in Germany - 18 May 2013
Germany cancels USD1.3 billion purchase of US-made drones - 15 May 2013
German Government Culls Costly Euro Hawk Drone Project - 15 May 2013
Germany's NATO Drone Project Hits EU Snags - 15 May 2013
Is This China’s First Killer Drone? - 10 May 2013
Remote Control: Our drone delusion - 6 May 2013
On the Struggle to Keep Weaponized Drones Out of Europe - 5 May 2013
Drones for the German Military Stir Controversy - 3 May 2013
Drones over the Homeland - April 2013
Activists Press Hancock Air Base to Obey International Law - 30 April 2013
Video: 600 march on RAF Waddington in drone protest - 29 April 2013
Protesters march against UK drones as MoD reveals ‘drone sharing’ with US - 29 April 2013
Hundreds of anti-drone protesters march against UK flight-control centre - 27 April 2013
Armed drones operated from RAF base in UK, says MoD - 27 April 2013
Anti-Drone Protest in the German Parliament - 26 April 2013
First national anti-drones protest takes place at new UK operations centre - 23 April 2013
Former AFRICOM Chief at Senate Hearing: Using Word ‘Drone’ Fuels Al Qaeda Propaganda - 23 April 2013
Red Cross chief urges caution over covert drones - 18 April 2013
Secret US documents show Brennan’s ‘no civilian drone deaths’ claim was false - 11 April 2013
Obama’s drone war kills ‘others,’ not just al Qaida leaders - 9 April 2013
Domestic drones and their unique dangers - 29 March 2013
Germany Sees Rise of Campaign Against Combat Drones - 27 March 2013
US Government Seeks to Dictate Global Rules for Drone Warfare - 17 March 2013
Satellite Shortages May Choke Off Military Drone Expansion - 15 March 2013
CIA's Defense of Drone Secrecy 'Neither Logical Nor Plausible' - 15 March 2013
Flight Global Directory of UAV Companies - 10 March 2013
UAV Directory - Specification for Northrup Grumman RQ-4B Block 20 Global Hawk - 10 March 2013
US Drones bombing Africa operated from RAF bases in the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside - 9 March 2013
US military may take over part of CIA drone war - 27 February 2013
U.S. troops arrive in Niger to set up drone base - 22 February 2013
Drone ‘Nightmare Scenario’ Now Has A Name: ARGUS - 21 February 2013
Like a Swarm of Lethal Bugs: The Most Terrifying Drone Video Yet - 19 February 2013
The drone zone: Seaside town's peace is shattered by the testing of unmanned aircraft used to tackle the Taliban - 16 February 2013
Medal for high-tech warriors draws fire from US veterans - 15 February 2013
Militant Threats Test Role of a Pentagon Command in Africa - 15 February 2013
Drone drama as British military admits hundreds of lost UAVs - 13 February 2013
The Hubris of the Drones - 13 February 2013
Is this another secret drone base on the Arabian Peninsula? - 8 February 2013
FAA Releases New Drone List—Is Your Town on the Map? - 7 February 2013
Iran TV airs video of captured US drone - 7 February 2013
Elbit Systems Introduces its Hermes 900 UAS in a New Configuration Adapted for the Maritime Mission - 6 February 2013
Drone Strike Limitations Considered By Congress After Justice Department Memo Surfaces - 5 February 2013
What Would Orwell Make of Obama's Drone Policy? - 5 February 2013
January 2013 update: US covert actions in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia - 1 February 2013
ARGUS: The Technology that Takes Video Surveillance to Another Level - 30 January 2013
U.N. Drone Investigator Might Be a Deadly Robot’s Worst Nightmare - 29 January 2013
The Children Killed by America’s Drones. “Crimes Against Humanity” committed by Barack H. Obama - 26 January 2013
Set for take-off: Britain's deadly superdrone that picks its own targets but experts warn plane could mark the start of 'robot wars' - 26 January 2013
Police, the BBC and even a golf business are among 130 organisations which can fly drones in UK… and experts say numbers will rise - 26 January 2013
Remote Control - a New Way of War - 25 January 2013
Drones, Beware: United Nations Investigates Obama’s Targeted Killings - 24 January 2013
UN launches major investigation into civilian drone deaths - 24 January 2013
The stealth hoodie: Sweater that deflects thermal radiation to hide you from government drones - 19 January 2013
Senator Asks CIA Nominee When Drones Can Kill Americans - 14 January 2013
On Its Way Out, the US Will Give Afghanistan Its Very Own Fleet of Drones - 14 January 2013
U.S. to Give Spy Drones to Afghans, Karzai Says - 14 January 2013
Drones are fool's gold: they prolong wars we can't win - 10 January 2013
'Love at Long Distance': A Man in Prison for Protesting US Drones - 8 January 2013
General McChrystal on drones: 'They are hated on a visceral level' - 8 January 2013
Rheinmetall demos laser that can shoot down drones - 8 January 2013
UK reveals expenditure on delayed Watchkeeper programme - 8 January 2013
Saudi jets join America’s secret war in Yemen - 4 January 2013

News Items - 2012

Drones for South Korea - December 29 2012
U.S. moves to sell advanced spy drones to South Korea - December 25 2012
Revealed: U.S. carried out 333 drone strikes in Afghanistan this year alone - more than the entire drone strikes in Pakistan over the past eight years COMBINED - December 21 2012
The coming drone attack on America - December 21 2012
The Woes of an American Drone Operator - December 17 2012
DOJ Lawyers: Drone Targets Receive 'Due Process' But We Won't Say How - December 16 2012
Britain's drone air force decimated by pilot error: Twelve crashes in combat zone reduce capacity to just 14 - at a cost of £30million - December 15 2012
Hancock 15 Drone Resisters Found Guilty - December 14 2012
Britain's controversial unmanned drones are being flown by 'poorly trained pilots who have just 25 hours flying experience' - December 11 2012
Another secretive space drone is set for launch - December 11 2012
Royal Navy test flies new drone - December 11 2012
America's drone war is out of control - December 10 2012
Air Force May Be Developing Stealth Drones in Secret - December 8 2012
War historians: British drones put our country's image at risk - December 7 2012
2012 Was the Year of the Drone in Afghanistan - December 6 2012
UK Parliament background briefing on drones for MPs - December 5 2012
Unmanned drones likely to take over Nimrod spy duties - December 5 2012
Newly Released Drone Records Reveal Extensive Military Flights in US - December 5 2012
Iran Claims It Captured U.S. Drone - December 4 2012
Revealed: US and Britain launched 1,200 drone strikes in recent wars - December 4 2013
Watch the First Flight of Europe’s Killer Drone Prototype - December 3 2012
Europe’s nEUROn UCAV demonstrator makes its maiden flight - December 2 2012
Obama making up drone rules as he goes - December 2 2012
Pentagon to Double Size of Worldwide Spy Network - December 2 2012
U.S. drone crashes increase overseas - December 1 2012
Reining in Obama and His Drones - December 1 2012
Europe’s first stealth killer drone “nEUROn” makes maiden flight - December 1 2013
Neuron, Europe's First Stealth Drone 'Killer Robot', Makes Test Flight  - December 1 2012
Drone crashes mount at civilian airports - November 30 2012
U.S. Navy catapults X-47B combat drone for the first time - November 30 2012
Navy Preps Killer Drone for First Carrier Launch - November 30 2012
Anti-drone protesters knocked off course by broad restraining order - November 28 2012
Libya drone planes: protection or peeve? - November 26 2012
EU Nears Plan for UAVs in Civil Airspace - November 26 2012
Obama 'drone-warfare rulebook' condemned by human rights groups - November 25 2012
DHS to Double US Drone Fleet - November 22 2012
Leon Panetta Has a Few More Drone Wars Ready to Go - November 20 2012
MPs to test British use of drones at heart of secret war - November 20 2012
An American Moral Crisis: Gizmodo Talks Drones with Dennis Kucinich - November 20 2012
Obama administration must account to Congress for targeted assassinations - November 16 2012
October 2012 update: US covert actions in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia - November 1 2012
The Coming Drone Invasion - October 28 2012
Five Specific Questions Journalists Should Ask About the Drone Strike Policy - October 26 2012
UN to investigate civilian deaths from US drone strikes - October 25 2012
Plan for hunting terrorists signals U.S. intends to keep adding names to kill lists - October 24 2012
We need to know the truth about UK drones policy - October 23 2012
MoD To Control Afghan Drones From UK Base - October 23 2012
Drone violence along Armenian-Azerbaijani border could lead to war  - October 23 2012
How Russia and Georgia's 'little war' started a drone arms race - October 23 2012
Germany helped US with 'illegal' drone attacks - October 22 2013
UK to double number of drones in Afghanistan - October 22 2012
CIA chiefs face arrest over horrific evidence of bloody 'video-game' sorties by drone pilots - October 21 2012
Drone War Creating More Enemies Than it Destroys - October 20 2012
CIA seeks to expand drone fleet, officials say - October 19 2012
UK parliament launches group to focus on drones - October 18 2012
US drones kill up to 80% civilians – Pakistan Interior Minister - October 18 2012
Drones should be included in arms reduction treaties, says medical charity - October 13 2012
Israel Shoots Down Drone: Israeli Jets Fly Mock Raids Over South Lebanon - October 7 2012
September 2012 update: US covert actions in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia - October 1 2012
Why I'm Going to Pakistan: Under Scrutiny, the Drone Strike Policy Will Fall - September 30 2012
Iran flexes military muscle with new drone - September 25 2012
Outrage at CIA's deadly 'double tap' drone attacks - September 25 2012
Drone attacks in Pakistan are counterproductive, says report - September 25 2012
New Stanford/NYU study documents the civilian terror from Obama's drones - September 25 2012
Drones: the west's new terror campaign - September 25 2012
Commission wants drones flying in European skies by 2016 - September 14 2012
Military Stats Reveal Epicenter of U.S. Drone War - September 11 2012
Army Wants Tiny Suicidal Drone to Kill From 6 Miles Away - September 10 2012
Pentagon OK with selling US drones to 66 countries - September 6 2012
Obama Finally Talks Drone War, But It’s Almost Impossible to Believe Him - September 6 2012
Northrop Grumman Welcomes UK Defence Minister to Unmanned Ground Vehicle Facility in Coventry - September 4 2012
Almost 1 In 3 U.S. Warplanes Is a Robot - September 1 2012
Boeing Looks To Get into F-16 Sustainment Business Market - August 31 2012
US drone strikes target rescuers in Pakistan – and the west stays silent - August 20 2012
Israel positions Iron Dome on Egypt border - August 20 2012
New remote warfare: Smaller, better, deadlier? - August 15 2012
Hidden History: America’s Secret Drone War in Africa - August 13 2012
General Petraeus and the Drone War - August 12 2012
Spy-in-the-sky drones to patrol Britain's shores for terrorists, smugglers and illegal immigrants - August 11 2012
US Deploying Surveillance Drones Near China - August 9 2012
'Humane' Drones Are the Most Brutal Weapons of All - August 9 2012
Giant Drone’s Laser Cannon Nixed by Congress - August 3 2012
US drone strikes listed and detailed in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen - August 2 2012
Drone warfare: a new generation of deadly unmanned weapons - August 2 2012
A Day Job Waiting for a Kill Shot a World Away - July 29 2012
UAV To Change From Watcher to Hunter - July 26 2012
Britain and France sign two deals on drone cooperation - July 24 2012
US drone strike kills 10 militants in Pakistan - July 23 2012
The Drone Zone - July 6 2012
Drone strikes threaten 50 years of international law, says UN rapporteur - June 21 2012
Drone strikes: Obama moves to block release of files on kill programme -  June 21 2012
Drone strikes: activists seek to lift lid on open secret of targeted killings - June 20 2012
British reliance on drones in Afghanistan prompts fears for civilians - June 18 2012
If you can play a video game, you can fly a drone - June 13 2012
US military using lightweight mini-drones launched from battlefield - June 12 2012
Watchkeeper Then and Now - June 7 2012
Drone attacks create terrorist safe havens, warns former CIA official - June 5 2012
Medea Benjamin on How Drones May Be Used Against US Citizens Soon - June 1 2012
How Obama Learned to Kill - June 1 2012
It may seem painless, but drone war in Afghanistan is destroying the West's reputation - May 30 2012
Barack Obama personally oversees al-Qaeda 'kill list' - May 29 2012
“Militants”: media propaganda - May 29 2012
US assassination drones kill 8 in northwestern Pakistan - May 27 2012
Groups Concerned Over Arming Of Domestic Drones - May 23 2012
Activists Vigil at Camp Williams: Call for End to Drone Warfare - May 22 2012
Secret Stealth Drone Spied on Osama, Dodged Pakistanis - May 18 2012
Cost Worries Could Derail Plan for Next Bomber to Be Unmanned - May 10 2012
Robots "R" Us: Military-Style Drones Reported on 63 Bases in the US - May 6 2012
The US Has Become 'Nation of Assassins' - April 30 2012
In the Face of CIA Drone Strikes, Pakistan is Powerless - April 30 2012
Building Opposition to the Obama Administration’s Expanded Use of Drones - April 27 2012
Data on downed US drone decrypted - April 22 2012
CIA seeks to expand anti-terrorism drones in Yemen - April 18 2012
ACLU, CCR Request Information on US Drone Strike That Caused Al-Majalah Massacre - April 17 2012
The Rise of the Killer Drones: How America Goes to War in Secret - April 16 2012
Nuclear Power for the Skies Spells Peril for Those Below - April 11 2012
The drones are coming — to America - April 10 2012
Pentagon considers nuclear-powered drones - April 9 2012
Yemen air force, US drone kill 24 Qaeda suspects - April 8 2012
U.S. intelligence gains in Iran seen as boost to confidence - April 7 2012
US draws up plans for nuclear drones - April 2 2012
American drones just another hazard for Cocos islanders - April 2 2012
US assassination drone raids kill 9 in Pakistan, Yemen - March 31 2012
US military investigation damns drone operators - March 28 2012
How Congress Should Tackle the Drone Privacy Problem - March 27 2012
Top Air Force Officer Rejects Remote-Controlled Nuclear Bomber - March 27 2012
How to Make Drones Scarier: Make Them Nuclear Powered - March 22 2012
Secret Drone Technology Barred by “Political Conditions” - March 22 2012
Are Obama's Efforts to Justify Drone Warfare Aimed at Iran? - March 15 2012
High Court Challenge to Hague over UK complicity in CIA drone attacks - March 12 2012
UK to face legal challenge over drones policy - March 12 2012
Don’t Freak Out, But Iran Is Helping Venezuela Build Drones - March 8 2012
NATO to buy U.S.-made unmanned drone aircraft - February 15 2012
CIA drones target rescue workers, mourners - February 7 2012
With its deadly drones, the US is fighting a coward's war - January 30 2012
More Drones, Less Troops - January 26 2012
New drone has no pilot anywhere, so who's accountable? - January 26 2012
Air Force launches military satellite to improve communications with drone aircraft - January 19 2012
The Crash and Burn Future of Robot Warfare - January 15 2012
U.S. drone strike in Pakistan ends six-week pause; 4 dead - January 11 2012
Almost 1 In 3 U.S. Warplanes Is a Robot - January 9 2012
Pentagon Plan: More Drones, Increased Presence in Asia - January 5 2012
Elbit Systems Awarded Contract to Supply Hermes 900 - January 5 2012
Congress in dark over US drone program - January 1 2012

News Items - 2011

Air Force buys an Avenger, its biggest and fastest armed drone - December 31 2011
Unaccountable Killing Machines: The True Cost of U.S. Drones - December 30 2011
CIA halts drone raids on Pakistan - December 24 2011
Chapel leaders oppose drone tests over Wales in Christmas message
- December 23 2011
Future drone pilots may fly four warplanes at once - December 23 2011
US drones hacked by Iraqi insurgents - December 17 2011
Pakistan: US must heed our red lines - December 16 2011
Did Iran hijack the 'beast'? US experts cautious about bold claims
- December 16 2011
Iran hijacked US drone, says Iranian engineer - December 15 2011
Drone-Ethics Briefing: What a Leading Robot Expert Told the CIA - December 15 2011
Cyber war on US drones? Another spy craft crash, now in Seychelles - December 14 2011
Rare Photographs Show Ground Zero of the Drone War - December 12 2011
Police employ Predator drone spy planes on home front - December 10 2011
Drone Program Attacked By Human-Rights Groups - December 9 2011
Iran Uses Captured Drone To Play The Victim Card - December 9 2011
High-Rez Photos Fuel Debate Over Captured Stealth Drone - December 9 2011
The ethics of unmanned vehicle warfare - December 8 2011
NMSU’s unmanned-aircraft conference - December 7 2011
Satellite images reveal secret Nevada UAV site - December 7 2011
Iran Probably Did Capture a Secret U.S. Drone - December 6 2011
Did Iran Capture a U.S. Stealth Drone Intact? - December 4 2011
Iran Military Shoots Down US Drone, Threatens Response - December 4 2011
US terror drones kill 24 in Somalia - December 2 2011
What is Britain's role in the CIA's illegal drone campaign? - November 19 2011
NMSU’s unmanned-aircraft conference - November 17 2011
The Drone Threat to Privacy - November 14 2011
The Drone Threat to National Security - November 11 2011
Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark testifies at DeWitt trial of Hancock Field drone protesters - November 3 2011
Teen who protested drone strikes killed in US attack - November 2 2011
Drone strike killed Americans - October 17 2011
America’s Secret Empire of Drone Bases - October 16 2011
German Air Force Unveils Powerful Spy Plane - October 16 2011
U.S. deaths in drone strike due to miscommunication - October 14 2011
Air Force finds out about drone virus from the Internet - October 13 2011
UK MoD release presentations on Reaper and Watchkeeper drones to Drone Wars blog under FoI - October 13 2011
US drones fly from secret Kenya bases - October 12 2011
Wars in the 21st Century: From Drones to Cyber Wars - October 12 2011
Anti-drone Protests during Keep Space for Peace week  - October 1 -8 2011
US drone strike kills 16 in Somalia - October 8 2011
Spyware may have Compromised Killer Drones Missions - October 7 2011
Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet - October 7 2011
Paradigm, Skynet, UAVs, Remote killers & assassins - October  6 2011
Death by drone is swift and efficient – it's also murder - October 6 2011
Secret panel approves executions of Americans - October 6 2011
Opposing the Rise of the Drones - October 4 2011
CIA executes two Americans - September 30 2011
As The Drone Flies... - September 26 2011
U.S. Expands Drone Flights to Take Aim at East Africa - September 21 2011
U.S. assembling secret drone bases in Africa, Arabian Peninsula, officials say
- September 21 2011
Music Links Mulitple Assets - September 13 2011
FAA ruling to ignite UAV job growth - September 1 2011
Iran claims U.S. drone shot down over nuclear site in Qom - August 23 2011
Study Reveals 168 Child Deaths in Pakistan War - August 11 2011
US missiles kill 21 in Pakistan - August 10 2011
Israel deploys drones over offshore gas fields - August 9 2011
Fighting back against the CIA drone war - July 31 2011
Iran claims to have shot down U.S. drone 'spying on nuclear facility for the CIA'
- July 20 2011
Campaigners seek arrest of former CIA legal chief over Pakistan drone attacks
- July 15 2011
Drones don't allow hit and run - June 23 2011
Drone exclusion zone from Aberporth made permanent - June 16 2011
'Toxic chemicals in US drone strikes' - June 10 2011
War Evolves With Drones, Some Tiny as Bugs - June 10 2011
U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes - June 8 2011
US drone strike kills 23 in Pakistan - June 8 2011
Pakistanis protest US drone attacks - June 5 2011
Pentagon Looks to Double Its Unmanned Air Force - May 31 2011
Pentagon weapons buyer quietly visits California to discuss bomber planes
- May 22 2011
RAF announces new Reaper squadron - May 13 2011
Northrop Grumman Challenges Emirati Students to Think in an Unmanned World
- May 6 2011
US drone 'kills two in attack on Saudi Qaeda chief' - May 5 2011
Boeing Phantom Ray Completes First Flight - May 4 2011
First Flight of Heavy-Fuel Powered Fury 1500 UAS - April 28 2011
NATO supplies halted ahead of Pakistan protest - April 23 2011
US carries out first drone strike in Libya - April 23 2011
Deaths in US drone attack in Pakistan - April 22 2011
US missiles kill 25 people in Pakistan tribal area - April 22 2011
Gates: U.S. to use Predator drones in Libya - April 21 2011
The Terminators: drone strikes prompt MoD to ponder ethics of killer robots - April 17 2011
RAF Reaper reaches 20,000 hours over Afghanistan - April 8 2011
US drone strike 'kills 40' in Pakistani tribal region - March 17 2011
BAE Systems signs up for UK-French drone - 14 March 2011
Inside the Killing Machine - February 13 2011
Unmanned drones, controlled by Air National Guard from Hancock Airfield, will fly over the Adirondacks - February 6 2011
Las Vegas: Judge finds drone base protesters guilty of trespass - January 27 2011
US denies Iran shot down spy planes over Gulf - January 4 2011
Iran 'shoots down Western spy drones' in Gulf - January 2 2011
US to deploy new intelligence drone in Afghanistan - January 2 2011
US drone strikes kill 15 militants in Pakistan - January 1 2011
News Items - 2010
Obama's other 'surge': US drone war in Pakistan - December 23 2010
U.K. To Double Reaper UAV Fleet - December 7 2010
Rise of the robots and the future of war - November 21 2010
Raytheon Tests New Weapon Designed for Unmanned Aircraft Systems - October 22 1010
CIA drones could be grounded by software suit - October 11 2010
Pakistan envoy links drone strikes to Europe terror plot - October 6 2010
US drone strike kills Germans in Pakistan terror zone - October 5 2010
Iran muscles into the UAV battlefield - October 5 2010
Japan may buy US drones: report - October 4 2010
CIA mum on lawsuit alleging drone targeting errors - October 4 2010
US drone strikes kill 15 as Pakistan blocks NATO supplies - October 3 2010
Pakistani tribesmen protest against US drone strikes - September 30 2010
From Helmand to Merseyside: Unmanned drones and the militarisation of UK policing - September 27 2010
Flood Aid and Drone War: The U.S.'s Schizo Policy in Pakistan by Loring Wirbel - September 2010
Drones and Autonomous Warfare in the 21st Century by Loring Wirbel - September 2010
A Peace Movement Victory in Court - September 18 2010
Robot warfare: campaigners call for tighter controls of deadly drones - September 16 2010
Record level of US airstrikes hit Afghan militants - September 15 2010
US drone strikes kill 17 militants in Pakistan - September 15 2010
Vegas drone trial makes history - September 14 2010
US drone strike kills 6 militants in Pakistan - September 12 2010
US drone strike kills 6 in Pakistan - September 9 2010
Grey Eagle Weaponized UAS Slated For Afghanistan - September 9 2010
US drone strike kills 18 militants in Pakistan - September 8 2010
First Global Hawk Lands In Guam - September 7 2010
US drone strike kills four militants in Pakistan - August 28 2010
Upgraded Surveillance Aircraft Arrive In Afghanistan - August 27 2010
US Drone strike kills 12 people in Pakistan - August 24 2010
Iran unveils first bomber drone - August 22 2010
An asymmetrical drone war - August 19 2010
Boom Time Expected For Israeli Military UAVs - August 17 2010
India gets reassurance over Predator sale - August 13 2010
Afghanistan: The War Logs - July 25 2010
Skynet 5: Connecting the Drones - July 21 2010
MoD lifts lid on unmanned combat plane prototype - July 12 2010
Iran drones to safeguard border bases - July 4 2010
US to Deploy Drones to Shore Up Border with Mexico - June 24 2010
Government under pressure to open US skies to unmanned drones despite safety concerns - June 14 2010
US missiles kill 15 in NW Pakistan - June 11 2010
We, Robot by P.W.Singer - May 19 2010
The Cyborg Insects Are Coming! - May 19 2010
Wonder Weapons Don't Win Wars - May 19 2010
How The White House Learned To Love The Drone - May 19 2010
Unmanned planes could begin flying over Texas in a matter of months - May 11 2010
High-Tech Death from Above: U.S. Drone Wars Fuel War Crimes - May 2 2010
Drone Pilots Could Be Tried for ‘War Crimes’ - April 28 2010
Unmanned military space planes usher in new weaponry era - April 23 210
US Army Preparing For Mountainous, Battalion-Sized Test- April 22 2010
Indiana Connections to Drone Warfare Technology - April 14 2010
First Drone Friendly Fire Deaths - April 12 2011
Japan gets U.S. pitch to buy spy drones - April 9 2010
Meet Lt. Col. Chris Gough: Killing by Drone and Proud of It - April 2-4 2010
UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston Responds to US Defense of Drone Attacks’ Legality - April 1 2010
Mindless Missiles - April 2010
Campaign against military drones - March 2010
Official Hails Effect of Unmanned Aircraft on Warfare- March 25 2010
Legality of US Drones Questioned- March 24 2010
Drone Wars, Without Any Rules - March 24 2010
C2-C4ISR Systems Constitutes Around 5 Percent Of National Defence Budgets - March 18 2010
How Drone Pilots Wage War - March 12 2010
CIA drone attacks produce America's own unlawful combatants - March 12 2010
US military to step up video-game training - March 10 2010
Suspected US drone attacks kill 5 in Pakistan - March 9 2010
Decade Of The Drone: America’s Aerial Assassins - March 9 2010
One in Three Killed by US Drones in Pakistan Is a Civilian, Report Claims - March 4 2010
As drones multiply in Iraq and Afghanistan, so do their uses - March 2 2010
Armed drones: war by remote control - February 2010
Drone operators climb on winds of change in the Air Force - February 28 2010
Elbit Systems Unveils It's UAS Intelligence Management Center - February 26 2010
Flight centre "fails to create jobs" - February 24 2010
How Israel's Biggest Drone Could Take Out Iranian Nukes - February 23 2010
Israel's long-range UAV 'no gamechanger' - February 23 2010
Call for assurance over Aberporth jobs - February 22 2010
Unmanned drones set to give defence a lift - February 21 2010
Drone pilots have a front-row seat on war, from half a world away - February 21 2010
Israel unveils new drone fleet that can reach Iran - February 21 2010
Drone warfare is inhumane - February 14 2010
America's deadly robots rewrite the rules - February 12 2010
Pentagon to Increase Stock of High-Altitude Drones - February 5 2010
Drones and Death: The Israeli Connection - February 1 2020
StratCom: The Fulcrum for Drone Warfare - January/February 2010
Pentagon Master Plan: Super-Size My Drone Fleet- January 28 2010
The Forty-Year Drone War - January 25 2010
Shall We Gather at the CIA? - January 8-10 2010
Death toll from US missiles rises to 13: Pakistani officials - January 7 2010
Hovering drone draws rave reviews at CES - January 6 2010
US drone attack kills five in Pakistan - January 3 2010
News Items - 2009
UAV strike kills 13 in Saidgi, NW Pakistan - December 27 2009
Colombia launches US drones over Venezuela – or was that 'Santa's sleigh'? - December 22 2009
MDA Refines UAS Concepts For Missile Defense - December 18 2009
Another Pakistan drone strike 'kills three militants' - December 18 2009
SkyGrabber: the $26 software used by insurgents to hack into US drones - December 17 2009
Insurgents Intercept Drone Video in King-Size Security Breach - December 17 2009
Iraq insurgents 'hack into video feeds from US drones' - December 17 2009
CIA cancels Blackwater drone missile-loading contract - December 12 2009
U.S. Military Joins CIA’s Drone War in Pakistan - December 10 2009
Our Murderers in the Sky - December 10 2009
US Air Force confirms 'Beast of Kandahar' drone - December 8 2009
'Don't dote on drones' - November 21 2009
UK's Largest Fully-Autonomous UAS Completes Initial Flight Trials - November 18 2009
Army Eyes Missiles Filled With Flying Spy Bots - November 17 2009
UK could arm its Watchkeeper UAVs - November 3 2009
UN rights investigator warns US drone attacks may violate international law - October 28 2009
Jane Mayer on Predator Drones and Pakistan - October 21 2009
EuroHawk UAV Finally Goes Global- October 19 2009
From Space, No One Can Watch You Die by Loring Wirbel and Bill Sulzman - September 28 2009
The problems with drones by Dave Webb - September 2009
Air Force working to retain its global edge in the air - September 27 2009
Drone crashes at Parc Aberporth – the twisted shape of things to come? - September 23 2009
FAA air space designation touted as boon for BNAS reuse - September 21 2009
AFA cadets learn to fly planes half a world away- September 11 2009
Attack of the drones - September 3 2009
Should drones be part of BNAS reuse? - September 1 2009
Guess who loads missiles on US drones in Pakistan - August 21 2009
Military spy drones not licensed for training in Britain - August 20 2009
C.I.A. Said to Use Blackwater to Put Bombs on Drones - August 20 2009
Point. Click. Kill: Inside The Air Force's Frantic Unmanned Reinvention - August 18 2009
Predator Execs Eye Global Expansion - August 14 2009
Robot Three-Way Portends Autonomous Future - August 13 2009
Air Force Training More Pilots for Drones Than for Manned Planes - August 11 2009
Experts criticise plan to fly ‘unsafe’ unmanned craft over West Wales - August 8 2009
Remote-control Warriors Suffer War Stress - August 7 2009
Beware march of the killer robots, expert warns- August 4 2009
Scientists fear a revolt by killer robots - August 2 2009
Will drones push fighter pilots out of the cockpit? - July 26 2009
Air Force Report Envisions a Broader Use of Drones - July 24 2009
How robot drones revolutionized the face of warfare - July 23 2009
Afghanistan Exit Could Bring Escalated Air War - July 20 2009
'Flesh-eating robot' is actually a vegetarian, say inventors - July 19 2009
Air Force Plans for All-Drone Future - July 17 2009
Pentagon Looks to Use Drones For Missile Defense - July 17 2009
Do Targeted Killings Work? - July 14 2009
C.I.A. Had Plan to Assassinate Qaeda Leaders- July 13 2009
Germany, Italy and Sweden hold project talks on 'Agile' advanced UAV in bid to beat French-led Neuron - July 11 2009
Top judge: 'use of drones intolerable' - July 6 2009
Israeli Drones Killed 29 Civilians in Gaza War - June 30 2009
US Drone Strike Said to Kill 60 in Pakistan - June 23 2009
US drone targets northwest Pakistan - June 23 2009
March of the killer robots - June 15 2009
US Raising Status of Drone Pilots - June 10 2009
CBS TV Propaganda Piece on UAVs - May 12 2009
The Global Airborne ISR Market 2008-2018
Drone Wars by Paul Rogers - April 22 2009
Three Dead in Suspected US Strike in Pakistan - April 19 2009
Peaceniks Target Killer Drones - April 14 2009
The Scream and the drone - April 9 2009
Killer Robots—What Could Go Wrong? - April 6 2009
Thousands flee bomb attacks by US drones - April 5 2009
Closer Look at Killer Drones - April 3-5 2009
Ground the Drones--Protests at USAF Base Against Pakistan Drone Attacks - April 3 2009
Killer Robots - What Could go Wrong? - April 2009
UK Ponders Loitering Munitions, UAVs - March 31 2009
Pentagon exploring robot killers that can fire on their own - March 25 2009
Flying robots to spy on Taliban bombmakers - March 23 2009
The Downside of Letting Robots Do the Bombing - March 21 2009
RAF bomb the Taliban from 8,000 miles away - March 21 2009
Drones Are Weapons of Choice in Fighting Qaeda - March 16 2009
Interactive Map: U.S. Airstrikes in Pakistan on the Rise - March 5 2009
Afghan-border missile attack kills 8, Pakistan says - March 2 2009
War without warriors - February 21 2009
Feinstein comment on U.S. drones likely to embarrass Pakistan - February 13 2009
Boeing Laser Avenger Shoots Down Unmanned Aerial Vehicle In Tests - January 28 2009
Robots at War: The New Battlefield - January 2009

News Items - 2008

US Spy Plane Crashes in North Cotabato - October 24 2008
Suspected US strike kills four in Pakistan - October 23 2008
New Killer Drones Could be Piloted by Teenagers - October 10 2008
Remote_control Warriors Suffer War Stress - August 7 2008
How UK fights remote control war - June 6 2008
Robot War Continues - March 31 2008
Pentagon battle breaks out over a spy plane - March 21 2008
Automated killer robots 'threat to humanity' - February 26 2008
Pentagon wants more unmanned drones - February 5 2008
News Items 2007
Unmanned and dangerous - December 6 2007
Unmanned US spy plane crashes near inter-Korean border - August 24 2007
Sweden's New UAV Player - July 30 2007
News Items before 2007
Boeing's pilotless fighter could make JSF obsolete- October 26 2001


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