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US Defense Department ‘confident’ drones are safe, despite 400 major accidents

Drone industry predicts $82 billions in ‘economic benefits’ and 100,000 new jobs by 2025 Mark Shapiro draws our attention to news of more than 50,000 pages of accident investigation reports and other records obtained by the Washington Post under the … Continue reading

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CIA-Pentagon turf war

In the last post on this site it was reported that New York Times journalist Mark Mazzetti, author of a book on drones, wrote that a number of bungled drone strikes carried out by the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) … Continue reading

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