Sun April 28, 2013

Leading Senate Democrat Has Concerns With U.S. Drones

Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 11:28 am



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Thu April 25, 2013

Over Grand County Drones Are Bird Watching, Not People Watching

The Raven A drone is assembled on site and launched by hand
Grace Hood KUNC

The U.S. Geological Survey is turning the unblinking eye in the sky of drones to a more benign purpose. Instead of watching the battlefield, they’re bird watching.

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Wed April 24, 2013
It's All Politics

Rand Paul Elaborates: Armed Drones Not OK For 'Normal Crime'

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 2:12 pm

Remember when Rand Paul held the Senate floor for 13 hours last month because of his concern that President Obama would use drones to target alleged terrorists on American soil?

That concern, apparently, does not always extend to alleged common criminals on American soil.

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Sun March 31, 2013
NPR Story

How A 'Drone Court' Might Work

Originally published on Sun March 31, 2013 8:25 am

In recent months, there have been bipartisan calls for more transparency in the Obama administration's drone program. Host Rachel Martin talks with Gregory McNeal, a professor of national security law at Pepperdine University's School of Law, about proposals to bring more openness and accountability. One idea is the creation of a "drone court" that would review decisions to target and kill suspected militants.


Thu March 21, 2013
The Two-Way

CIA Drone Operations Could Be Handed To Pentagon

A Predator drone taxis in after a sortie over Iraq in 2004.
U.S. Air Force Getty Images

The responsibility for counterterrorism operations involving unmanned drones could soon begin shifting from the CIA to the Pentagon as part of Obama administration efforts to mollify critics who say the program lacks transparency, says NPR's Tom Gjelten.

A senior U.S. official tells NPR that while no decision has been made, the change is a "distinct possibility." The Daily Beast broke the story on Wednesday.

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