Today, Congress heard testimony from civilian victims of drone strikes for the first time.
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Amnesty International's new report joins the international chorus calling for America to be more transparent and accountable.
The helmet-cam footage shows Army Capt. William Swenson kiss a wounded soldier on the head.
The Pentagon is studying machines that can decide by themselves to kill humans.
TrackingPoint, the Texas-based smart-weapons startup, just released its conceptual vision for the so-called networked battlefield. Unsurprisingly, it looks completely insane.
Don't reinvent the drone. Hack it.
... with a little help from Mexican drug cartels.
Many of those have been dismantled since we hit peak nuke in the Cold War—but not enough.
Slow-motion punch ins, sped-up punch outs, full-bleed flares, pacing. If (when) Kathryn Bigelow gives the Syrian conflict the big-screen treatment, this could be her trailer.
Geography rules in eastern Afghanistan. Rugged mountains and rocky plains make it a difficult trek for people, but well-suited for donkeys and drones.
During my five months in Syria, there's one remark I keep hearing from the rebels: we need ammunition and we need heavy weapons.
Chris Cole reckons that the "Help for Heroes culture" is denying us a full public discussion about the ramifications of British drone use.
The bloody two year conflict in Syria has not let up for the holy month of Ramadan, with Syrian troops currently attacking a rebel-held region of Damascus.
So you want to (Hell)fire the President of the United States? Just copy and paste.
This is what the early dawn of robot warfare looks like.
Not only does Iraq have to deal with the physical toll of a decade-plus of war, it's also been left with a huge, and ongoing, health crisis.
We knew it was bad when we heard the sirens.
The "inventor" of the device had them redesigned to have a "weighty" handle and an "impressive hard container" designed to "add credibility," and added "ID cards" for calibrating the machine, which were little more than pieces of paper.
Why did a stencil of Grumpy Cat on a bomb almost rip the Internet apart yesterday?
Nothing to remind us of the end of civilization quite like a luminous, washed out, endlessly repeating loop of David Gray singing the title word of his hit song "Babylon."
The POV videos offer a remarkable view into the ongoing violence that has swept through the entire country.
If he were around today--or, if all today's ubiquitous war tech was around in 1862--I can't help but suspect the 16th president and former Illinois postman would be really, really into aerial drones.
It's dozens of miles from the closest road, and even farther from the nearest village. And it's getting bigger.