Weekend Roundup 3/17

March 17th News Trending Now The Department of Defense has stopped reporting the number of drone strikes due to the “‘disproportionate focus’” on lethal operations carried out by unmanned aircraft (3% of all sorties).   According to the LA Times, the CIA has started collecting intelligence on Syrian extremist militants …

Weekend Roundup 2/23

Foreign: Three important articles coming from the Grey Lady this week. 100 US troops have been sent to Niger to establish a Predator drone base in Niamey, the capital. It turns out that fighting from a Nevada air base incurs mental health problems among drone pilots at the same rate …

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 military is considering scaling back purchases of drones due to …