Drones

Abigail Fielding-Smith and Crofton Black, Bureau of Investigative Journalism
The overstretched US military has hired hundreds of private sector contractors in the heart of its drone operations to analyse top secret video feeds and help track high value terror targets, an investigation has found. Contracts unearthed by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reveal a secretive industry worth hundreds of millions of dollars,...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
President Barack Obama's former top military intelligence official Lt. General...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
U.S. President Barack Obama has made a sharp U-turn on his two-year-old promise...

Further

Crowdfunding has reached new, weird, possibly inevitable levels with Ukraine nationalists now raising money from online supporters to fund the country's "first people's infantry battalion," starting with a "People's Drone" to patrol the Russian border and moving on to include bulletproof vests, painkillers, a sniper unit and anything else "the boys needed." The site has raised 71% of its goal to arm the sniper unit and over its goal for the drone, which could be good or bad news, depending on...