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Stories with subject: Drone surveillance and warfare
  • Justice Department issues policy on domestic drone use 
    Updated: May-22-15 6:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is acknowledging that the FBI, DEA and other federal law enforcement agencies are likely to make increasing use of unmanned aerial drones in the United States.

  • The frustrations of allied warfare - al-Qaida-style 
    Updated: May-21-15 3:45 am

    WASHINGTON - If President Barack Obama or his predecessor thought fighting a war with coalition partners was hard, they might consider Osama bin Laden's frustrations.

  • Report shows few Utah agencies report using drones 
    Updated: May-19-15 6:31 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A new state report published online this week shows only three government agencies in Utah reported using drones over the past year.

  • Pakistani officials say US drone strike kills 3 militants 
    Updated: May-19-15 7:56 am

    DERA ISLAMIL KHAN, Pakistan - Two missiles fired from a U.S. drone hit a compound in a Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, killing three militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said Tuesday.

  • Another major defense company interested in ND drone park 
    Updated: May-09-15 10:53 am

    FARGO, North Dakota - The nation's first unmanned aircraft business park currently under construction in North Dakota has a second major defense contractor interested in setting up shop.

  • Illinois State Police gets FAA approval to use drones 
    Updated: May-09-15 4:05 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois State Police say they've received approval to use drones to photograph crash and crime scenes. But the agency is avoiding term "drones."

  • New push to give Pentagon the lead on drone strikes story has photos
    Updated: May-08-15 10:26 am

    WASHINGTON - The deaths of an Italian and an American in a covert CIA drone strike in Pakistan - and the rhetorical contortions required of the president when he informed the world - have breathed new urgency into a long-stalled plan to give the Pentagon primacy over targeted killing of terrorists overseas.  

  • Nevada lawmakers continue reviewing drone privacy bill 
    Updated: May-07-15 7:08 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers are vetting a bill that would create a regulatory framework for drones and seeks to protect privacy.

  • Kerry seeks pause in Yemen war as he arrives in Saudi Arabia story has photos
    Updated: May-06-15 3:43 pm

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought to secure a pause in Yemen's war as he arrived in Saudi Arabia Wednesday to meet with the king and other top officials, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that already has neighboring countries bracing for a mass exodus of refugees. He was to hold further talks Thursday.

  • Family of US captive killed by drone backs hostage czar 
    Updated: May-06-15 3:13 pm

    WASHINGTON - The family of an American captive killed in a drone strike said Wednesday it would welcome the creation of a hostage czar to coordinate government efforts to free those held.

  • Kerry says he'll discuss pause in Yemen war with Saudis 
    Updated: May-06-15 7:31 am

    DJIBOUTI - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he'll discuss with Saudi Arabian officials how to implement a "humanitarian pause" in Yemen's civil war, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that has already caused thousands of people to flee to neighboring countries.

  • Colorado effort to limit drone surveillance fails 
    Updated: May-05-15 9:19 pm

    DENVER - Colorado lawmakers have given up their efforts to put new limits on drone surveillance.

  • Former CIA leader defends drone strikes, torture 
    Updated: May-04-15 2:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama ordered a barrage of CIA drone strikes in Yemen in 2013 that killed the al-Qaida operatives behind the most serious plotting against American interests in years, a former CIA leader says in a new memoir that broadly defends the targeted killing of terrorists.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Most favor drone strikes, even on Americans 
    Updated: May-01-15 1:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - Most Americans support using drones to target and kill members of terrorist groups overseas, and a large majority think it's acceptable to target American citizens if they are members of terrorist organizations, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • Pakistanis see double standard in drone strikes story has photos
    Updated: May-01-15 6:51 am

    ISLAMABAD - People in Pakistan who live under the threat of U.S. drone strikes see a double standard at work in Washington.

  • AP Poll: Americans approve of drone strikes on terrorists 
    Updated: May-01-15 3:22 am

    WASHINGTON - Nearly three-quarters of Americans say it's acceptable for the U.S. to use an unmanned aerial drone to kill an American citizen abroad if that person has joined a terror organization, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • Pakistan drops case against ex-CIA chief, agency's lawyer 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 3:55 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistani police dropped a case that was recently registered against a former CIA station chief and a former agency lawyer over a 2009 drone strike that killed two people in a tribal region, police said Thursday.

  • CIA manager who had been removed from his job is back 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 10:49 am

    WASHINGTON - A top CIA manager who had been removed from his job last year for abusive management has been named to a senior role in the agency department that conducts drone strikes.

  • Vidalia Police Department buys 2 drones for police work 
    Updated: Apr-25-15 2:38 pm

    VIDALIA, Louisiana - The Vidalia police are joining the growing number of police departments across the nation to use drones.

  • Man arrested over drone at Japanese prime minister's office 
    Updated: Apr-25-15 4:32 am

    TOKYO - Japanese police have arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone with low-level radioactive sand on the roof of the prime minister's office to protest the government's nuclear energy policy, officials said Saturday.