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Gorgon Stare: A “Persistent Eye in the Sky” May Be Coming to a City Near You

The military and the drone manufacturers, principally General Atomics, are arguing that the technology has advanced far enough that flying 79-ft. wingspan, six-ton drones over populated areas and alongside commercial air traffic is safe.

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For Fourth Year Saudi Barrages Bring Death and Loss to Yemeni Families on Eid

For the fourth consecutive year, Eid al-Fitr has done little to bring quiet to Yemen’s war-weary residents. In Hodeida, airstrikes have been replaced with a new norm: snipers, artillery shells, and missiles.

For Fourth Year Saudi Barrages Bring Death and Loss to Yemeni Families on Eid

HODEIDA, YEMEN -- "This is our Eid gift from Saudi Arabia," a visitor to a private hospital in Hodeida told MintPress as he pulled back a blood-soaked blue plastic cover draping the lifeless body of his child. The girl, whose torso and arms were dotted with holes from high-caliber bullets, did not make it to her second birthday -- she was killed in

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Yemeni Military Successes May Boost Secret Peace Negotiations with Saudis

Ansar Allah leader Al-Houthi revealed secret negotiations between Ansar Allah and the Saudi regime to end the Saudi war against Yemen, but hinted that ending the war would require serious will from the Saudi regime to change its vision towards Yemen’s relationship with the kingdom after the war.

Yemeni Military Successes May Boost Secret Peace Negotiations with Saudis

AL-BAYDA, YEMEN -- For the past two weeks, Yemeni military forces loyal to the Houthis have been waging a fierce campaign to rid the country’s southern al-Bayda and al-Dali provinces from al-Qaeda, ISIS and Saudi Coalition fighters. Dozens of cities, villages, and military sites in the provinces have been captured in the campaign, which was sparked

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Trump Administration Moves to Reduce Accountability for Deaths from War on Terror

“This increased secrecy about the costs and consequences of Trump’s killing policies prevents public oversight and accountability for wrongful deaths.”

Trump Administration Moves to Reduce Accountability for Deaths from War on Terror

The Trump administration is considering overturning a key Obama-era policy which sought to make counter-terrorism operations more transparent, even as it ramps them up. The announcement, given to the Bureau by the US National Security Council late on Tuesday night, offers one of the clearest indications yet of the administration's differing

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Drones Will Soon Use Artificial Intelligence to Decide Who to Kill

Once complete, these drones will represent the ultimate militarisation of AI and trigger vast legal and ethical implications for wider society.

Drones Will Soon Use Artificial Intelligence to Decide Who to Kill

The US Army recently announced that it is developing the first drones that can spot and target vehicles and people using artificial intelligence (AI). This is a big step forward. Whereas current military drones are still controlled by people, this new technology will decide who to kill

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Trump’s Drone Kill Rate 80 Times Greater than Under Bush

It took Trump only seven months to surpass the number of civilian deaths in foreign nations that occurred during Obama’s entire eight-year presidency, according to non-profit monitoring group Airwars.

Trump’s Drone Kill Rate 80 Times Greater than Under Bush

During the 2016 election, Donald Trump – quite successfully – managed to convince a sizable portion of the electorate that he would take a much more anti-interventionist stance, in terms of U.S. military entanglements abroad,

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