As the challenges for justifying the use of UAVs in kinetic strikes mounts, it is time to look seriously to better applications of this technology. https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2015/11/12/targeted-killings-tk-drones-and-the-myth-of-precision/
In Kill Chain, [Andrew] Cockburn looks at how America’s drone program has evolved over the years. Ultimately, Cockburn concludes that targeted killing by unmanned aircraft is inherently flawed. https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/kill-chain-documentary-highlights-uncertainty-in-use-of-military-drones/
Americans don’t particularly want to be spied on from above. There are too many federal, state, and local agencies with too many surveillance aircraft to pretend any longer that aerial spying is rare. https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2016/03/12/the-realities-of-federal-drone-domestic-surveillance/
HOW TO UNLOCK INNOVATION AT THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT - The challenge today is unlocking the existing innovative organizations, cultures, and processes to realize the world changing technologies of tomorrow. https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/how-to-unlock-innovation-at-the-defense-department/
5 THINGS YOUR TAXES BOUGHT FOR THE PENTAGON IN FEBRUARY - In fact, this was a light spending month for the Pentagon, which is budgeted to spend some $585 billion in fiscal 2015, or nearly $49 billion a month. Here are a few of the more interesting items the generals spent your tax dollars on: Drones – Aircraft carriers – Helicopters for the Army – Nukes – Foreign aid. https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/5-things-your-taxes-bought-for-the-pentagon-in-february/
In rising to the challenge, motivated companies may identify new and innovative solutions to address immediate customer concerns while laying groundwork for cost-effective changes that serve them well for years to come.
Their growing numbers, not to mention more than a few near-misses with commercial aircraft and even firefighters, prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to declare last month that consumer UAVs must be registered. Owners have until February 19 to get with the program. https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/how-to-register-a-drone/
DEFEATING THE ISLAMIC STATE AND LOSING THE BIGGER WAR - Syria has become at least the 14th country in the Islamic world that U.S. forces have invaded or occupied or bombed, and in which American soldiers have killed or been killed. And that’s just since 1980. https://rosecoveredglasses.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/defeating-the-islamic-state-and-losing-the-bigger-war/