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Pentagon officials: U.S. deploys Predator drones to Latvia for first time

WASHINGTON — The U.S. deployed MQ-1 Predator drones to Latvia for the first time this weekend, the Pentagon announced Monday.

The move is part of the “European Reassurance Initiative,” an effort by the U.S. 219 more words

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The Ethics Of... War Drones

Alright I admit it; last week was a bit of a bait-and-switch move on my part. More than a few of you would have seen ‘ 2,376 more words

Video: quadcopter drone fires gun

CLINTON, Conn. (AP) — An 18-year-old Connecticut man may be in trouble with federal aviation officials after posting a video online that shows shots being fired from a drone that had been rigged with a handgun. 179 more words

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Tomgram: Gregoire Chamayou, Hunting Humans by Remote Control

 Manhunters, Inc.: How the Predator and Extra-Judicial Execution Became Washington’s Calling Cards 

Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. By Grégoire Chamayou  TomDispatch.com 2,643 more words
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Syria says it is investigating circumstances of US aircraft downed over Latakia

WATCH ABOVE: Syrian state TV claims to show wreckage of US aircraft

BEIRUT – A Syrian military official said Wednesday that an investigation is underway into the alleged downing of a U.S. 588 more words

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War is NOT a video game, says former UAV pilot

Image Source: Breaking Defence

If most of the literature on the entanglement between the entertainment industry and the military associates the piloting of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to video games, the testimony of a former American pilot seems to contradict such assumption. 106 more words