Drones

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 06:37
Four missiles fired by a suspected U.S. drone hit mud homes in Pakistan's troubled Kurram tribal region Monday, a local official and residents told NBC News.
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 06:54
A killer machine-learning algorithm guiding the U.S. drone program has killed thousands of innocent people according to some reports. What’s the truth?
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 07:27
Pakistani police dropped a case that was recently registered against a former CIA station chief and a former agency lawyer over a 2009 drone strike that killed two people in a tribal region, police said Thursday. Since 2004, the U.S. has carried out nearly 400 suspected drone strikes in the country, according to the New America Foundation's International Security Program, which tracks the American campaign.
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 06:54
President Barack Obama tightened rules for the U.S. drone program in 2013, but he secretly approved a waiver giving the Central Intelligence Agency more flexibility in Pakistan than anywhere else to strike suspected militants, according to current and former U.S. officials. Last week, the U.S. officials disclosed that two Western hostages, U.S. and Italian aid workers Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, were killed on Jan. 15 by a U.S. drone strike aimed at al Qaeda militants in Pakistan. If the exemption had not been in place for Pakistan, the CIA might have been required to gather more intelligence before that strike.
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 06:35
The Obama administration said Thursday that two American Qaeda operatives killed in Pakistan in January had not been “specifically targeted,” and officials added that the Central Intelligence Agency had no idea the two men were hiding in compounds under surveillance by armed drones when orders were given to carry out the strikes.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 06:39
Outlawed militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed on Thursday, that the group’s senior commander, Khawrey Mehsud, was killed in a US drone strike.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 06:34
Despite the controversy that has surrounded them, U.S. drone strikes in Afghanistan and across the border in the Pakistani tribal belt have been crucial in weakening militant groups and reducing their safe havens in the more inaccessible parts of the region, Afghan security officials have said.
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 10:26
The United States has a new policy on unmanned aircraft systems. But the rest of the world may not like it -- and for good reason. The State Department has released a new policy on military drone exports, thereby settling what had been an exhaustive interagency review that was prompted primarily by drone manufacturers seeking clarity about what countries they could export to.
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 06:37
Afghan officials say a drone strike has killed up to six people, including a militant commander suspected of having defected recently from the Taliban to join to the Islamic State militant group
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 13:29

This week the United States provided Lebanon with key bomb detection equipment, Brazil and Russia negotiated anti-aircrafct technology sales, U.S. drone strikes took out the leader of al-Shabaab in Somalia, and NATO took steps for deeper engagement with Georgia.

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