Reaper

hands on

New Drone 'Cockpits' Aim to Make Remote Warfare Feel More Real

Improved ergonomics alone can’t lift the moral burden on drone operators far removed from the battlefield, for whom life-or-death decisions are all in a day's work.
David Axe
7.12.18
by the way

While No One Is Looking, Trump Is Escalating America’s Drone War

In expanding US drone strikes in Yemen, Somalia, and Afghanistan, Trump has "shredded" Obama-era safeguards to minimizing the risk of civilian casualties.
David Axe
6.22.18
Oops

Uh, Did Someone Leave US Surveillance Drone Feeds Live on the Public Internet?

If it isn’t a live feed, then what is it? A simulation? A prerecorded loop?
David Axe
5.5.17
drone war

'I Can’t Feel My Toes': Read Chilling Testimonials from US Drone Pilots

A new RAND study on the mental health of America's drone personnel offers a raw glimpse at the psychological toll of the job.
Ben Sullivan
5.3.17
ISIS

How the US Air Force’s Biggest Drones Help Set Up Attacks on ISIS

High above Iraq and Syria, Global Hawks are undoubtedly taking images of potential Islamic State targets and snatching up radio chatter.
Joseph Trevithick
1.23.17
uk

UK Government Sets the Stage for Wider Drone Strikes

Britain's top lawyer clarifies the laws on preemptive strikes and self defence, stating no specific evidence is needed on a target to launch an attack.
Ben Sullivan
1.12.17
Donald Trump

How Will Trump Use Drone Warfare?

“Everyone in DC is basically asking a variation of this question.”
Ben Sullivan
11.15.16
movies

‘Eye in the Sky’ Is the Movie About Drone Warfare We’ve Been Waiting For

Ethical questions. Alan Rickman. And just the right amount of comedy.
Matthew Gault
4.4.16
Holy Shit

Listen to Sia's New Song "Reaper," Co-Written and Co-Produced by Kanye West

It's incredible. It's your new pop anthem. Just listen.
Kyle Kramer
1.7.16
Modern Medicine

The Drone Doctors

A group of US medical doctors are specializing in the unique health challenges faced by operators of remotely-piloted aircraft.
Brian Anderson
7.17.15
machines

This Primer Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Drones

Don't know much about the technology? Want to learn more? Here's where you should start.
Jason Koebler
9.8.14
Power

Why We Know More About Drone Strikes in Pakistan Than in Afghanistan

According to a new Bureau of Investigative Journalism report, drone strikes in Afghanistan, still an official theater of war, happen in an information vacuum.
Brian Anderson
7.24.14
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