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Are ‘civilian’ drones endangering aeroplanes and helicopters?

In June, Emily Chow, Alberto Cuadra and Craig Whitlock reported in the Washington Post that more than 400 large U.S. military drones crashed in major accidents worldwide between Sept. 11, 2001, and December 2013. The Washington Post identified 194 drone … Continue reading

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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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America’s drone war is ‘out of control’ – and America is beginning to realise it

Extra-judicial killing 2012 was the year of drone assassination operations in Afghanistan. It is widely quoted that a report by U.S Air Force shows that Washington has launched about 450 unmanned drone strikes over the past 12 months. The latest … Continue reading

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