Custom and Border Protection’s (CBP) drone program is ineffective and surveys less than 200 miles of the southwest border, according to an audit by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General.
(Reuters) – Iran’s copy of a U.S. drone aircraft captured in 2011 is inferior to the American original, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, as it downplayed claims from Tehran this week that the replica had taken its first flight.
The White House announced that it will not follow strict standards imposed by President Barack Obama last year to avoid civilian deaths in its airstrikes when it comes to military operations in Syria and Iraq. The decision comes just weeks after the State Department said that it supports an investigation of Israel for committing war crimes for civilian casualties during its strikes in Gaza.
Lebanese Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah has only used unmanned aerial vehicles for reconnaissance purposes–until now.
Increasing the transparency of U.S. drone strikes or granting full control of them to the Defense Department could harm efforts to target terrorists, according to a new report.
Iran is threatening to sue the Israelis in the International Criminal Court following the alleged downing of an Israeli-made drone in Iranian territory Sunday.