Weekly Roundup 2/8/16

2/1/16 – 2/7/16 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 Today the Center for the Study of the Drone updated its database of companies and individuals that are allowed …

Diaries from the Shadows: Drones and Special Forces in the War on Terror

By Dan Gettinger On July 15, a U.S. drone strike near Bardhere, in southwestern Somalia, killed Ismael Jabhad, a ranking member of al-Shabab as well as a number of other al-Shabab militants. According to one unnamed U.S. official who spoke with the Associated Press, the strike targeted a large group …

Drones in the Defense Budget: Part Two

By Dan Gettinger On the afternoon of Monday, June 8, 2015, U.S. senators returning from the weekend will tackle the growing conflagration over defense spending. The Senate will resume debate on H.R.1735, the bill authorizing defense spending for Fiscal Year 2016 that was passed by the House of Representatives on …