May 2016

Here’s a quaint memory from a bygone period in American politics: Back in November 2012, after President Barack Obama secured his re-election, The New York Times’ Scott Shane reported that with “the possibility that President Obama might not win a second term,” his administration had “accelerated work in the weeks before the election to develop […]

The brother of a man killed alongside Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike has asked for police to investigate his death. Muhammad Azam, a Pakistani citizen, was driving Mansour from the Pakistan-Iran border to Quetta, in Pakistan, when a drone destroyed the car and killed both men. Previously branded “an […]

The following is a script from “Director Brennan” which aired on Feb. 14, 2016, and was rebroadcast on May 29, 2016. Scott Pelley is the correspondent. Robert G. Anderson, Pat Milton and Aaron Weisz, producers. The ISIS assault on Paris last November and the ISIS-inspired massacre in San Bernardino, California, less than three weeks later, […]

A Donington farmer would like to see Lincolnshire Police using drones in the fight against crime, including hare coursing. Several forces are trialling airborne camera drones, using them in searches for missing people and “scene captures” of serious incidents. A drone in use by Sussex and Surrey Police. Farmer Chris Wray, chairman of Holland County […]

A 49-year-old woman from Pennsylvania, who presented with a urinary infection, tested positive for the mcr-1 gene, that causes bacteria to become resistant to all antibiotics, including colistin, the strongest of the drugs. … read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/index.html

The debates about whether or not the man killed in the US drone strike in Balochistan was Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour is over. We are not in the next phase of the cycle where arguments about violation of sovereignty, legality of drones and counter-productivity would be vivid in the media chatter. The last phase of […]

Follow @johnfeffer John Feffer John Feffer is Co-Director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. He is the author of several books and numerous articles. Pr …. Read more WE BRING YOU PERSPECTIVES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. HELP US TO INFORM AND EDUCATE. YOUR DONATION IS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. The US conducts drone […]