The Office of the Director of National Intelligence today released a second set of documents recovered during the raid of Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
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The Stimson Center's "Report Card" on U.S. drone policy is not a fair or accurate portrayal of the facts.
The Obama administration is in danger of leaving a legacy on drones that is long on rhetoric but short on substance.
Within the U.S. military, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has issued an instruction (CJCSI 3121.01B) regarding “Standing Rules of Engagement”. The focus of this instruction is contained in the following paragraph titled “Inherent Right of Self-Defense.”
More drones, means more conflict in dronespace. The Dutch have a unique solution, captured in this video: "The Dutch police have partnered with Guard From Above, a raptor training company based in Denmark, to determine whether eagles could be used as intelligent, adaptive anti-drone weapon systems."
In mid-December, the FAA issued an interim final rule establishing registration and marking requirements for small unmanned aircraft used recreationally – i.e., drones. Like other drone owners, owners of drones that weigh between .55 pounds and 55 pounds (Ben Wittes, this means you!) must register their drones before operating them in the national airspace. But for these small non-commercial drones, the rule creates a system by which drone owners can
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration Task Force Aviation Rulemaking Committee has issued its final report dated November 21, 2015.
C. Christine Fair and Glenn Greenwald debated whether drone strikes create more terrorists than they kill in a recent episode of Al Jazeera. It didn't go so well. Here Fair responds.
In an earlier post, I advanced the idea that the drone registration process could be used to make actual drone operation safer.
In principle, there are two approaches to make drone operation safer. Approach 1 (the approach I took in my original posting) is to maintain a keep-out bubble around airplanes in flight by giving airplanes a transmitter that could deactivate nearby drones. Approach 2 is to enforce no-fly zones around sensitive areas (such as airports).
The Intercept yesterday released its latest scoop: a cache of leaked documents on the U.S. drone program, presented as a series of blockbuster stories.