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“Did we just kill a kid?!”: The Woes of a Drone Operator

Spiegel Online is currently running the story of Brandon Bryant, a drone operator of 6 years in the U.S. Air Force. Central to the story is an incident that took place in Afghanistan. From his Nevada “cockpit”, he launched a … Continue reading

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Drone University

Jerry LeMieux, a retired Air Force colonel, recently founded the world’s first university dedicated solely to unmanned systems education. ‘Unmanned Vehicle University’ received its international accreditation in July. LeMieux is seeking FAA certification so students can ‘remotely’ take to the skies.  Already, the University of North Dakota offers … Continue reading

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Book review: Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control

Medea Benjamin, a well-known anti-war activist and founder of CODEPINK, delivers an excellent overview of the complex themes of drone warfare in her book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, from tales of horror in Pakistan’s tribal areas, to stories of hope … Continue reading

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