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US relocates drones airfield after Djibouti crashes

US relocates drones airfield after Djibouti crashes

The Pentagon is shifting its drone operations from a US base in Djibouti to a more remote airfield after local officials voiced concern about possible collisions with commercial aircraft, officials said Wednesday. “There was a concern over what would happen […]


As Global Unrest Spreads, US Slashes Military Readiness

As Global Unrest Spreads, US Slashes Military Readiness

There are still some ways in which newspapers capture the moment better than blogs or social media. One such way is their ability to display the full extent of global chaos, a topic so diverse and variegated that it is […]


After vowing transparency, US silent on drone killing

After vowing transparency, US silent on drone killing

A week after President Barack Obama cracked the lid of secrecy on his drone war, the United States refused Wednesday to confirm it had killed a top Pakistani Taliban leader in an airborne attack. Pakistani security and intelligence sources said […]


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, […]


DoD Budget Cuts Stall New Purchases of Helicopters

DoD Budget Cuts Stall New Purchases of Helicopters

Continuing wars and nation building activities in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen have generated significant demand for rotary-winged assets for their diverse mission capabilities. The 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) lists success in counterinsurgency (COIN), stability, and counterterrorism operations as […]


UN urges answers on US drone attacks, targeted killings

UN urges answers on US drone attacks, targeted killings

A UN expert on Tuesday urged Washington to clarify its rules on hunting Taliban and other suspects amid a “dramatic increase” in the use of drone attacks. The US government has carried out targeted killings in countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, […]


Drones Revolutionize US Warfare

Drones Revolutionize US Warfare

They are robots in the sky and some say they are revolutionizing the way the United States wages wars. Drones are playing a growing role in the U.S. military. It is estimated that there are 10,000 unmanned aerial vehicles in […]


Proliferation of Precision Strike: Issues for Congress

Proliferation of Precision Strike: Issues for Congress

Today‚Äôs new technologies, including the development of precision-guided weaponry, have given rise to new methods of war fighting, thus bringing dramatic change to the operational battlefield. As will other decision makers, Members of Congress will confront significant challenges in making […]


US Military Role Deepens In Yemen

US Military Role Deepens In Yemen

The United States is expanding its military role in Yemen. Yemeni officials say U.S. forces assisted Yemeni troops in launching a wide air and land offensive against militant groups in the south of the country. The United States has a […]


 
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