Tag: US Military

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 10/17/16

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…

Report: The Drone Revolution Revisited

Press Contact: Mark Primoff 845-758-7412 primoff@bard.edu NEW REPORT FROM THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE DRONE AT BARD COLLEGE OFFERS DETAILED PORTRAIT OF MAJOR MILITARY DRONE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS OF THE PAST DECADE First Comprehensive Study of 36 Air, Ground,…

Weekly Roundup 8/29/16

August 22, 2016 – August 28, 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 Yemen reportedly killed five suspected members of…

Weekly Roundup 8/22/16

August 15, 2016 – August 21, 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 As growing numbers of…

Weekly Roundup 8/15/16

August 8, 2016 – August 14, 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 Earlier this month, hundreds…

Weekly Roundup 8/1/16

July 25, 2016 – July 31, 2016 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News The U.S. Air Force has created a new training course for officers…

Drone Spending Update: The NDAA

By Dan Gettinger In an 85 to 13 vote on June 14, 2016, the U.S. Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, bringing Congress a step closer to finalizing next year’s military budget. The NDAA is a…

Drone Smuggling: Inside Illegal Exports

By Dan Gettinger On November 1, 2015, Pei Qi “Paul” Ma, the owner and manager of an import/export business based in Xi’an, China, was arrested by police at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as he attempted to board a flight to Las…

Drones in “Eye in the Sky”

By Dan Gettinger The recently released film Eye in the Sky challenges the audience to engage in a conversation about counter terrorism operations and, in particular, the targeted killing program. “In our case, in the case of the film, we…