US Drone Strikes

Warfare Evolved: Drone Swarms

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The advent of drones may have revolutionized modern warfare, but the disruptions are only getting started.

Batteries Not Included: Will Armed Drones Soon Have Perpetual-Flight Capacity?

US-Made reaper drone.

New technologies are paving the way for weaponized drones that can remain in the sky indefinitely.

US Not Suspending its Killing Program in Pakistan

GrayEagle, US Army

The lull in US drone strikes in Pakistan was just that – a brief pause, not a policy shift.

First Use of “Killer Robot” in US History Raises Ethical and Legal Questions

U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 1st Class Jeremy L. Wood, public domain

The use of a robot to kill Dallas police shooter Micah Xavier is raising questions about how police forces deploy new technologies.

Pakistan in the US, the US in Pakistan: Self-Denial is the Biggest Threat to World Peace

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Warped views on both sides of the bilateral equation are acting as a destabilizing force.

Targeted Killings, Drones, and the Myth of Precision

CC US Air Force Lt Col Leslie Pratt

Though it might seem otherwise, drone strikes aren’t the only tactical option for counterterrorism operations.

The Strike that Rattled US-Pakistan Relations

American Drone Strikes

The Geopoliticalmonitor’s Zachary Fillingham examines the impact of Hakimullah Mehsud’s death on US-Pakistan relations, as well as the prospects for a negotiated peace between Islamabad and the Pakistan Taliban.

Moving Towards the “Unmanned War”

US Drone

Examining the US military's slow but steady movement towards unmanned platforms.

Pakistani Foreign Policy and the Test of New Elections

Wahlen in Lahore, Pakistan 2008

What's at stake in Pakistan's upcoming elections?

Drone Strike Strategic Blowback

US Air Force handout image of a Predator drone

Last week, a UN investigator called on the Obama administration to provide legal justification for its ever-expanding drone war in Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan.

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