Weekly Roundup 11/28/16

November 21, 2016 – November 27, 2016  If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News A U.S. drone strike in Syria killed Abu Afghan al-Masri, a senior…

Weekly Roundup 11/21/16

November 14, 2016 – November 20, 2016  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 our ongoing effort…

Weekly Roundup 11/14/16

November 7, 2016 – November 13, 2016  If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News President Obama has directed the Department of Defense to target the leadership of…

Weekly Roundup 11/7/16

October 31, 2016 – November 6, 2016  If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News A U.S. drone strike in Syria killed Haydar Kirkan, a senior member…

Weekly Roundup 10/31/16

October 24, 2016 – October 30, 2016  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 Last year, we posted…

Underwater Drones (Updated)

By Dan Gettinger This article is adapted from a post from November 2015 and includes recent developments and updated spending figures.  In October 2016, the U.K. Royal Navy hosted Unmanned Warrior, a massive exercise involving 18 nations that focused on operations involving unmanned air,…

Weekly Roundup 10/24/16

October 17, 2016 – October 23, 2016  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 their perennial bid…

Need to Know: Weather Drones

By Matt Windsor In August, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) upgraded Tropical Storm Gaston to Hurricane Gaston. This in itself was not unusual—NOAA upgrades and downgrades storms often—except that this time it did so as a result of…

Weekly Roundup 10/17/16

October 10, 2016 – October 16, 2016  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 The U.S. president plays…

The Presidential Candidates on Drones

The current U.S. administration’s use of armed surveillance drones for military operations—in particular the hundreds of covert targeted killings that have been conducted outside of declared war zones—is a defining dimension of Barack Obama’s presidency. Since 2009, drones have served…

Weekly Roundup 10/10/16

October 3, 2016 – October 9, 2016  If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News A U.S. drone strike in Syria killed Abu al-Farai al-Masri, an Egyptian-born…