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Memo authorising drone attacks on US citizens released

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The memo used to justify the legal killing of American citizens on foreign soil by drone strikes has finally been released Monday by the Department of Justice after months of legal wrangling and pressure from the ACLU and New York Times. The legal request for the memo came about after the 2011 deaths of three U.S. citizens in Yemen by ... Read More »

Google to Wi-Fi entire planet with 180 satellites

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The world wide web may seem like a global community, but two-thirds of the planet still remain without access. Now, Google is planning to change this by launching a fleet of 180 satellites to provide web access for the 4.8 billion people not yet online, according to sources close to the company. The California-based giant will spend more than $1 ... Read More »

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is about Obama’s terror-suspect kill list, say the film’s directors

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There are currently no plans to screen Captain America: The Winter Soldier at the White House, as far as the film’s directors have heard. But if it makes it to the White House family theater, President Obama would be watching one big-budget, action-packed, and Scarlett Johansson-starring critique of his controversial terror-suspect “kill list.” This isn’t me reading things into a mainstream comic-book movie. It’s ... Read More »

Australia to buy US drones for domestic use

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Australia has announced it will buy unmanned surveillance drones from the US to protect its borders and commercial interests. The fleet, to be based in Adelaide, would provide the defence force “with unprecedented maritime surveillance capabilities”, PM Tony Abbott said. The drones would also be used to protect energy resources, he added. The drones, which are still being tested by ... Read More »

Drone operator speaks out: “This is what you are not told”

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Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I’d start with: “How many women and children have you seen incinerated by a Hellfire missile?” And: “How many men have you seen crawl across a field, trying to make it to the nearest compound for ... Read More »

Northrop Grumman’s new unmarked gray helicopter drone

Northrop Grumman’s Unmarked Gray Helicopter Drone

Infowars has obtained a photograph of an unmarked gray helicopter drone manufactured by Northrop Grumman which could be used to spy on Americans domestically. The image was sent to us by someone high up within Northrop Grumman, who told us that the drone is small enough to transported on the back of a large truck or towed in a trailer ... Read More »

US drone strike kills 8 in Pakistani school, 5 children dead

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The US breaks its promises so quick with Pakistan it’s scarcely worth mentioning them in the first place.  Just hours after a promise not to launch any more drone strikes against Pakistan for the duration of their peace talks with the Taliban, a US drone pounded a religious school in Hangu. The attack killed eight people, including three teachers and five students. A ... Read More »

Drones to surveil US population by 2015

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US authorities have presented a plan for the mass use of drones in American airspace. Though there have been few objections to the move so far, a global government surveillance drone program is likely to raise privacy concerns later on. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has presented a detailed plan for drones to roam across American skies within the next two ... Read More »

Lockheed Martin’s new SR-72 hypersonic war drone

Lockheed Martin SR-72

Aircraft experts and military aficionados have cause to rejoice now that Lockheed Martin has debuted the SR-72 unmanned spy plane, the long-awaited successor to the SR-71 Blackbird and potentially the first hypersonic craft to enter service. Plans for the SR-72 drone were first unveiled Friday in an Aviation Week article which revealed that Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works advanced development program ... Read More »

Obama: ‘I’m really good at killing people’

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President Obama’s use of drone warfare has received harsh criticism from both the right and the left. But according to a new book, the president is proud of his drone strikes. Double Down: Game Change 2012 , a book about the 2012 presidential campaign, claims that Obama told his aides he is “really good at killing people.” The quote was first reported ... Read More »