The Iranian Army announced on Monday that it is preparing to hold “massive drone exercises” in September amid reports that Tehran has fully reverse-engineered a downed U.S. drone captured in 2012.
A U.S.-backed offensive with Yemeni forces killed up to 65 al Qaeda militants during a three-day airstrike that targeted an al Qaeda training camp and senior operatives, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Al Qaeda leaders were able to hold a large meeting somewhere in south Yemen despite U.S. drone warfare targeting that region, according to a video published on Hot Air.
On March 20th, the University of California, Irvine, announced that Barack Obama will give the commence address to its class of 2014.
This is deeply disturbing, and anyone—or any university—who values ethics should be concerned.
The Center for a New American Security released a report on Wednesday calling on the United States to prepare for a new era of war where “unmanned and autonomous systems will play central war-fighting roles.”
Drone strikes against terrorists are extremely effective and will remain an “indispensible” weapon in the war against terrorists for the foreseeable future, according to the Pentagon’s senior intelligence policymaker.
Russia is developing its first long-range drone aircraft capable of conducting ground attack missions, but lags behind other militaries in building unmanned aerial combat vehicles, according to U.S. officials.
A U.S. drone strike in Somalia killed two terrorists of the al Qaeda-affiliated group al Shabaab, including a leader of the group, a U.S. official said.
The drone attack took place Monday near the southern town of Jilib when an armed unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with missiles fired on a vehicle in the town, said the official who is knowledgeable of the raid but who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Experts and media figures are questioning the accuracy of Amnesty International’s new report on the human rights impact of the U.S. drone program in Pakistan, saying the study is marred by discrepancies, unverified claims, and dubious witness statements.