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Should we focus on autonomous weapons or the human agencies directing them?

A member of Scientists for Global Responsibility has drawn attention to a report by Peter Burt: Off the Leash: The Development of Autonomous Military Drones in the UK. In a Guardian article*, Jamie Doward points out that though the government insists … Continue reading

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The Secret State acts: ‘Not in our name’ !

Successful MoD Freedom of Information request by Chris Cole, of Drone Wars UK Some time ago, the Guardian reported that nine months after a freedom of Information request by Chris Cole, the MoD has responded, releasing information about the previously … Continue reading

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Is there ‘growing disquiet’ within Parliament about Britain’s role in drone warfare?

Draft proposals tabled by peers from the three major parties and a cross-bencher, require Government to overhaul “outdated” legislation relating to MoD/US bases, drawn up before drones were in use. Peers and senior MPs said the proposals underline a growing … Continue reading

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