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Technology one step ahead of war laws

Technology one step ahead of war laws

Today’s emerging military technologies-including unmanned aerial vehicles, directed-energy weapons, lethal autonomous robots, and cyber weapons like Stuxnet-raise the prospect of upheavals in military practices so fundamental that they challenge long-established laws of war. Weapons that make their own decisions about […]


US court sides with Amazon on CIA cloud contract

US court sides with Amazon on CIA cloud contract

A US federal judge has reinstated a CIA cloud computing contract with Amazon, rejecting a challenge from IBM, according to court documents released Tuesday. Judge Thomas Wheeler of the Federal Court of Claims said in a notice posted by the […]


Snowden exit: Hong Kong revels in its rule of law

Snowden exit: Hong Kong revels in its rule of law

Hong Kong has risked the threat of US reprisals in allowing Edward Snowden to leave. But its government insists that the rule of law took primacy for a territory that jealously guards its separateness from mainland China. On social media, […]


Integration of Drones into Domestic Airspace: Selected Legal Issues

Integration of Drones into Domestic Airspace: Selected Legal Issues

Under the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, P.L. 112-95, Congress has tasked the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), sometimes referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones, into the national airspace system […]


UN Launches Investigation Into Drone Killings

UN Launches Investigation Into Drone Killings

The United Nations is launching a special inquiry into drone strikes and targeted civilian killings. The investigation’s main objective is to examine evidence that the strikes cause disproportionate civilian casualties. The United Nations’ special rapporteur on counterterrorism and human rights, […]


New tools in use for investigating, prosecuting child pornography

A few years ago, individuals who viewed and downloaded child pornography were rarely discovered. However, with new technology and assistance from the Department of Justice, law enforcement agencies within the Department of Defense are successfully detecting and prosecuting more offenders. […]


Air Force to provide dedicated legal counsel to sexual assault victims

Air Force to provide dedicated legal counsel to sexual assault victims

A new Air Force pilot program designed to provide legal assistance to victims of sexual assault will begin later this month. The Special Victims’ Counsel Program will give sexual assault victims legal assistance and help them navigate the criminal justice […]


Iran blasts Obama for Latin America law

Iran blasts Obama for Latin America law

Iran on Tuesday blasted US President Barack Obama for enacting a law aimed at countering Tehran’s alleged influence in Latin America, saying it was an overt intervention in the region. “It is an overt intervention in Latin American affairs… that […]


Former Blackwater fined $7.5 mn over US arms case

Former Blackwater fined $7.5 mn over US arms case

The security firm formerly known as Blackwater has agreed to pay a fine of $7.5 million to avoid US prosecution for smuggling arms, the Justice Department said in a statement Tuesday. The company, now known as Academi, will pay the […]


 
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