Tag: US Military

Weekly Roundup 3/4

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The Next Chapter: Confronting al-Shabab

By Dan Gettinger As darkness set in on the evening of January 27, 2014, in the aftermath of the American drone strike, masked al-Shabab fighters collected the scattered body parts of Sahal Iskudhuq, a senior al-Shabab commander, from the side…

Weekly Roundup 2/4/14

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Weekly Roundup 1/28

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 First World War marked the birth of modern, mechanized warfare,…

Weekly Roundup 1/21

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Weekly Roundup 1/14

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 order to correct what we deemed to be an under-representation…

ScanEagle: A Small Drone Making a Big Impact

By Dan Gettinger, @GettDan On December 26, 2013, the day after bombs killed 37 people in Baghdad, the New York Times reported that the United States was secretly selling drones and missiles to the Iraqi government in order to aid the…

Weekly Roundup 12/9

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Weekly Roundup 12/2

If you would like to receive the Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page.  At the Center for the Study of the Drone On November 26, an Israeli mall and cinema complex was converted into…

Are Drones Revolutionary?

By Dan Gettinger In late October, rumors started to circulate around Washington that the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment was about to fall victim to the sequester. The Office of Net Assessment is the military’s strategic think tank; it attempts…

Weekly Roundup 9/23

If you would like to receive the Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe below.  News According to FireEye, a cybersecurity company, the targets of Chinese cyber attacks on the United States have been the American defense contractors who manufacturer drones.…

Armed American Drones for Niger?

By Dan Gettinger Niger is in a tight spot. In the wake of the recent French intervention in Mali along its western border, Niger faces a continued threat from Islamist militant groups allied with al-Qaeda. In the vast Sahara desert…