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Predator drone involved in latest US airstrikes in Iraq - Washington Post

Predator drone involved in latest US airstrikes in Iraq - Washington Post | Fight and Flight | Scoop.it
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Nothing Says "Sorry Our Drones Hit Your Wedding Party" Like $800,000 And Some Guns

Nothing Says "Sorry Our Drones Hit Your Wedding Party" Like $800,000 And Some Guns | Fight and Flight | Scoop.it
On Dec. 12, 2013, a drone struck and killed 12 members of a wedding party in Yemen. If the U.S., which claims the strike was clean and justified, didn't pony up the $800,000 in cash and guns as...
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War Gear Flows to Police Departments

War Gear Flows to Police Departments | Fight and Flight | Scoop.it
Former tools of combat — M-16 rifles, grenade launchers, silencers and more — are ending up in the armories of local police departments, often with little public notice.
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U.S. Navy's X-47B drone and F/A-18 Hornet plane conduct combined manned, unmanned ops

With a series of tests conducted aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt the Navy's unmanned X-47B drone demonstrated its ability to operated safely and seamlessly with manned aircraft. Article: http://theav...
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Tiny hobby drones worry privacy czar - National | Globalnews.ca

Tiny hobby drones worry privacy czar - National | Globalnews.ca | Fight and Flight | Scoop.it
A small Draganflyer X6 drone during a test flight in Mesa County, Colo., on Jan.8, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP ...
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Panel considers whether Alaska should regulate 'drone' aircraft -- and how much - Alaska Dispatch

Panel considers whether Alaska should regulate 'drone' aircraft -- and how much - Alaska Dispatch | Fight and Flight | Scoop.it
Alaska Dispatch Panel considers whether Alaska should regulate 'drone' aircraft -- and how much Alaska Dispatch Under that same principle, unmanned aircraft systems -- better known as drones -- should be able operate, at least according the...
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This is worth considering, given that Alaska is within flying range of two sovereign nations.  Plus, it would make 'Alaska State Troopers' even more interesting...

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Military “Drone Club”: Europe to Boost its Defence Potential - Center for Research on Globalization

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Military “Drone Club”: Europe to Boost its Defence Potential
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Seven EU countries have formed what France calls a «club» to produce military drones from 2020 onward.
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Twitter / DeathStarPR: First look at Amazon's new ...

Twitter / DeathStarPR: First look at Amazon's new ... | Fight and Flight | Scoop.it
First look at Amazon's new delivery drone. (Also helpful for finding Rebel bases on Hoth.) http://t.co/JlFdNiHzks
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Whether we like it or not, 'Star Wars' (in this case the movie, not the Reagan-era satellite defense program) has shaped our perceptions of drones.

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Thousands rally in Lahore against US drone attacks

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Thousands of people rallied in Lahore on Sunday in protest at continued US drone strikes in the country’s troubled northwest. Around 5,000 protesters raised anti-US slogans and called for an immediate end to the drone strikes at the rally organised by the Defence of Pakistan Council (DPC), a coalition of around 40 religious and political parties. The demonstrators chanted slogans calling for the blocking of NATO supplies for Afghanistan which are transported through Pakistan. DPC chief Maulana Samiul Haq, in a televised address to the rally, said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had come under US pressure and was not expected to play a positive role in getting the drone strikes stopped. He appealed to all political parties, religious scholars and members of civil society to unite against the attacks. Hafiz Saeed, leader of the Jamaatud Dawa, also called for unity. Since 2004, the US has carried out hundreds of drone missile attacks on suspected militants linked to the Taliban and al Qaeda. Hundreds of civilians have died in the attacks, according to various estimates.


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Amazon testing delivery by drone, CEO Bezos says - USA TODAY

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Amazon.com is testing delivering packages using drones, CEO Jeff Bezos said on the CBS TV news show 60 Minutes Sunday.
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Amazon unveils plans for deliveries by drone

Amazon unveils plans for deliveries by drone | Fight and Flight | Scoop.it
KING 5 News | Amazon has unveiled “Prime Air,” a drone delivery system that they promise will get packages into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less.

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to save money and be on the move drones for christmas...........

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Ron Paul "USING BOMBERS AND DRONE MISSILES! IT'S AN ACT OF WAR! WE'RE COMMITTING WAR!"

August 12, 2014 Russia Today News http://MOXNews.com.
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We Need to Reform Our Drone Policies (But This Isn't About Privacy) - Wired

We Need to Reform Our Drone Policies (But This Isn't About Privacy) - Wired | Fight and Flight | Scoop.it
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Last week the United States launched airstrikes on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria using F-18 fighter jets and predator drones.
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US drone strikes kill 10 in eastern, southern Yemen - Press TV

US drone strikes kill 10 in eastern, southern Yemen - Press TV | Fight and Flight | Scoop.it
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Washington acknowledges using assassination drones as part of its official targeted killing campaign in Muslim countries to eliminate what it regards as militants.
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Drone Survival Guide helps you tell a Heron from a Hawk (Wired UK)

Drone Survival Guide helps you tell a Heron from a Hawk (Wired UK) | Fight and Flight | Scoop.it
Inspired by twitchers' field notes, Dutch designer Ruben Pater, 29, created the Drone Survival Guide, which illustrates 26 types of UAV, drawn to scale (Drone Survival Guide lets you identify UAVs in the same way twitchers might identify birds:
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Drone Strike Kills Suspected Militant, Pakistani Official Says - New York Times

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The Express Tribune Drone Strike Kills Suspected Militant, Pakistani Official Says New York Times ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Missiles believed to have been fired overnight by an American drone killed a suspected militant in northwestern Pakistan, a...
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Yemen's New Ways of Protesting Drone Strikes: Graffiti and Poetry - TIME

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Yemen's New Ways of Protesting Drone Strikes: Graffiti and Poetry
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An American drone hovers along a main thoroughfare in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a.
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US may be guilty of war crimes over drone use – Amnesty Intl

US may be guilty of war crimes over drone use – Amnesty Intl | Fight and Flight | Scoop.it
US officials responsible for carrying out drone strikes may have to stand trial for war crimes, says a report by Amnesty International, which lists civilian casualties in the attacks in Pakistan. Human Rights Watch has issued similar report on Yemen.
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Drones take drudge out of disaster reporting - The Australian

Drones take drudge out of disaster reporting - The Australian | Fight and Flight | Scoop.it
Drones take drudge out of disaster reporting The Australian The report predicts a common situation that will involve "a drone journalist arriving on the scene of a breaking story, removing a small multi-rotor from a backpack that is launched into a...
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Thousands protest US drone strikes in Pakistan - RT (blog)

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Thousands of people took to the streets in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore to protest against ongoing US drone strikes, amid a rise in local protests against US tactics.
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Amazon unveils drone delivery service

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In what looks like a service from the Back to the Future universe, Amazon has unveiled its newest innovation: home delivery by unmanned drones known as ‘octocopters’.

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Could we really argue that J.K. Rowling imagined the delivery drone with her owl-post?

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