Weekly Roundup 7/22

Gene Robinson, the owner of RP Flight Systems, teamed up with Texas EquuSearch to fly drones in support of volunteer search and rescue operations. Credit: RP Flight Systems Inc.

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Weekly Roundup 7/15

The Gobble Hawk credit: Virginia Tech

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Weekly Roundup 7/7

A video of a fireworks display from the aerial perspective of a drone went viral over the 4th of July holiday. Credit: YouTube

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Weekly Roundup 7/2

The helicopter carrying U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a recent visit to Iraq flies over Baghdad. Credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

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Weekly Roundup 6/24

A still of Anwar al-Awlaki from a November 2010 video. A Department of Justice memo justifying the killing of al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen, was released this week. Credit:  (AP Photo/SITE Intelligence Group, File)

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Weekly Roundup 6/17

Pakistan launched a military offensive last week in North Waziristan, the restive tribal territory held by the Taliban. Credit: Shakil Adil, AP

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Weekly Roundup 6/10

The scene at Karachi airport after the Taliban attack. A TTP spokesperson claimed that the attack was in response to a drone strike last year. Credit:  Reuters/Athar Hussain

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Interview: Richard A. Clarke

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This is an excerpt from an interview published on Bookforum.com In 1999, Richard A. Clarke, the US Counterterrorism Czar for Clinton and Bush, wanted to attach Hellfire missiles to unarmed Predator drones so that he could kill Osama bin Laden.…

Weekly Roundup 6/3

Two USAF RQ-4 Global Hawk drones arrived in Japan last week to replace the aging U-2 surveillance aircraft. Credit: Seth Robsen // Stars and Stripes

If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News The Los Angeles Police Department announced that it has acquired two drones that it is considering deploying for a…