Tag: United States Congress

Weekly Roundup 4/29

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Weekly Roundup 4/7

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 If an autonomous drone does something harmful, who is responsible? If…

Drone Strikes in Pakistan on Hold

By Dan Gettinger The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that, over the past month, the U.S. government has cut back on the number of drone strikes before peace talks begin between the Pakistani government and the Pakistani Taliban (TTP). According…

Weekly Roundup 1/21

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Weekly Roundup 11/25

At the Center for the Study of the Drone Unmanned technology is having a transformative effect on military dynamics, tactics and strategy, but will it bring about a total revolution in military affairs? To find the answer, Dan Gettinger considers…

Weekly Roundup 11/12

At the Center for the Study of the Drone Drones are heating up the territorial dispute between China and Japan over the Senkaku Islands. At the same time, China is expanding research and production of their own drones and Japan…

Weekend Roundup 5/19

News Trending Now President Obama plans to address the use of drones and the Guantanamo detention facility in a major defense speech this week. (The Guardian) The United States Senate debated the terms of the Authorized Use of Military Force,…

News Analysis: The Forever War Evermore

By Dan Gettinger There is a storm brewing in Washington over the power to wage war. In a hearing on Capitol Hill last Thursday, the Senate Armed Services Committee heard arguments about the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF),…

Weekend Roundup 4/28

News Trending Now The United States Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing this week titled ‘Drone Wars: the Constitutional and Counterterrorism Implications of Targeted Killing.’ Watch video here. (Senate.gov) In testifying before the Judiciary Committee, Farea al-Muslimi, a 23-year old…

Drone News Roundup 2/17

A new medal for drone pilots is causing uproar among veterans organizations. They argue that the pilots, operating from the safety of an American Air Force base, should not be awarded a medal category that outranks the Purple Heart. The…