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U.S. Predators in Turkey: Operation Nomad Shadow, and the resonance chamber

Craig Whitlock from the Washington Post reveals more details on the joint U.S.-Turkey Predator surveillance program. Despite only providing geo-spatial “intelligence”, it is another instance of U.S. military personnel (and private contractors) being enrolled in a low-level “kill chain” without … Continue reading

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UK-based defense contractor supplies parts to U.S. Predator drone

A major British defence company is supplying the deadly US drone programme, which has killed scores of civilians, leading critics to condemn the UK as complicit in ‘war crimes’. The firm, Cobham plc – which specialises in defence and communications … Continue reading

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Predator drones in the U.S. Homeland a waste of money

Tom Barry writes on the fantastic waste of money and resources U.S. Customs and Border Patrol spends on enforcing its borders with Predator drones. Each Predator costs around $20 million, plus the millions of dollars needed to maintain the system. The CBP has … Continue reading

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The Jewel in the Crown of Washington’s Permanent War: Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti

In the final of the ‘Permanent War’ series from the Washington Post, Craig Whitlock reports on the expansion of Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, the U.S. first ‘counter-terrorism’ base, and the hub of drone operations in Somalia and Yemen. In fact, drones … Continue reading

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Essay: The Historical Rise of the Predator Drone

The Rise of the Predator Empire: Tracing the History of U.S. Drones [UPDATED HERE]. The MQ-1 Predator is perhaps the most well-known of all military drones used today. It has a wingspan of 55 feet, a length of 27 feet, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001 – 2050

Nick Turse and Tom Engelhardt, Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001 – 2050. Dispatch Books, 2012. 179 pp  For readers of the popular website TomDispatch.com, editors Tom Engelhardt and Nick Turse need little introduction. The weekly ‘Tomgrams’ … Continue reading

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