Weekly Roundup 3/30/15

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) holds up an AR Parrot drone at last week's hearing on domestic drones. Credit: Dan Gettinger

3/23/15 – 3/30/15 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone In a lengthy cover story for The Atlantic, James…

Opinion: Taking Stock of the Military

General Martin Dempsey, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, and Secretary of State John Kerry appear in a Senate hearing on the AUMF on March 11. Credit: C-Span

By Dan Gettinger On March 11, 2015, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on President Obama’s proposed Authorization for Use of Military Force against ISIS. In the contentious three hours of the hearing, Secretary of State John Kerry,…

Weekly Roundup 3/23/15

WingBeat, a falconry company in Britain, built "Robera," a foam drone to help train their birds. (Credit: WingBeat)

Weekly Roundup 3/16/15 – 3/22/15 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone Grégoire Chamayou’s A Theory of the Drone…

Domestic Drone Threats

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By Dan Gettinger In January, a DJI Phantom quadcopter drone crashed on the White House lawn. The operator had apparently lost control of the drone while he was flying it outside his apartment window in Washington D.C. For some, this…

Review: A Theory of the Drone

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By Anna Hadfield “What I have to say is openly polemical,” writes Grégoire Chamayou in the introduction of A Theory of the Drone, translated from the French by Janet Lloyd, “for, over and above the possible analytical contributions this book…

Weekly Roundup 3/16/15

The Michigan State Police  received approval from the FAA to fly a Aeryon SkyRanger drone anywhere in the state. Credit: Dale G. Young / The Detroit News

March 9, 2015 – March 15, 2015 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone In the months leading up…

History Lesson: Iraq’s Foil-clad Drones

A slide from Colin Powell's address to the U.N. General Assembly

By Arthur Holland Michel On February 5, 2003, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell addressed the United Nations General Assembly in order to describe in detail the weapons of mass destruction that Saddam Hussein was supposedly developing in Iraq. This…

Weekly Roundup 3/9/15

Crocs is using drones to deliver shoes to shoppers in Japan. Credit: Slash Gear

March 2, 2015 – March 9, 2015 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone In late February, the Obama…

Weekly Roundup 3/2/15

Researchers in Portugal are looking into how to control a drone using brainwaves. Credit: BBC

If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone As a Department of Homeland Security shutdown started to look increasingly likely,…