September 2017

Haji Ullah Gol Mujahid, a military expert and member of the Afghan parliament from Kabul province, pointed out that more strikes are unlikely to improve the situation in the country. He stressed that the US military has been responsible for numerous civilian casualties and the situation will worsen if the CIA expands its covert drone strikes in Afghanistan. “The Americans do not […]

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A drone that can stay aloft all week By Matt Leonard Sep 29, 2017 Agencies have come to rely on drones for bridge inspections and search and rescue operations. One of their major drawbacks, however, is the length of time unmanned systems can stay airborne without being recharged. The Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) […]

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Espionage is sometimes called the cloak-and-dagger business. That term no longer applies to the Central Intelligence Agency. It was established to collect and analyze information, and — at times — quietly subvert enemies. Now its main job is killing. Instead of running agents, it launches drone attacks. The CIA is becoming a war-fighting machine: no […]

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Many sports fans are using drones to document games. AP FILE PHOTO MONTPELIER — It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Actually, it was a drone that caused a minor stir last Saturday during a girls soccer match between Montpelier and Spaulding. A Capital City resi- dent was documenting the game with a drone camera until […]

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At the height of the movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline’s construction last fall, the Federal Aviation Administration imposed a rare “temporary flight restriction,” also known as a no-fly zone, covering nearly 154 square miles of airspace above the pipeline resistance. The no-fly zone — a response to the activities of indigenous drone pilots, […]

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Boston Police Department spent nearly $20,000 to acquire three police drones in January but have yet to put the machines to use.  The ACLU of Massachusetts obtained BPD documents detailing the purchases after a recent citizen complaint reported seeing a drone test flight in Jamaica Plain, reports The Boston Globe. Boston Police Lieutenant Detective Michael McCarthy […]

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