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Jeremy Corbyn feels uneasy about public executions abroad by drone: he is not alone

. Military historian Sir Max Hastings has qualms about ‘signature strikes’: drone public executions of our enemies abroad. A summary of his article to which a Moseley reader has drawn our attention: The Americans have more drone operators under training … Continue reading

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Birmingham drone research award followed by university policy commission

The Economic and Social Research Council, which is largely funded by the government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, awarded £289,412.78 in March this year to Birmingham’s Professor Nicholas Wheeler, Professor Stefan Wolff and Dr David Dunn to investigate “The … Continue reading

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Birmingham MP Gisela Stuart opens a debate on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

See http://ourbirmingham.org/?p=2741

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MPs’ enquiry, American law schools’ report and UN Human Rights Council investigation

In November we recorded news of Living under drones, a study published in September by Stanford Law School and New York University’s School of Law. Nine months of research found that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan have killed far more … Continue reading

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