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DRONE

EDITORIALS
May 4, 2015
Coming to grips with drone strikes
The U.S needs better ways to ensure that drones are used legally, morally and in ways that do not undercut their intended purpose by recruiting more terrorists than they kill.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 4, 2015
Did America's drone strikes lose Yemen?
The U.S. drone program, which is responsible for the deaths of many innocent civilians, is fundamentally flawed and should not be perpetuated.
JAPAN
Apr 27, 2015
Drone flyer surveilled American Embassy housing facility, buzzed Sendai nuclear plant: blog
The protester who says he landed a drone on the prime minister's office also scouted an American Embassy housing facility and tried to film a Kyushu nuclear plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 25, 2015
Fukui man arrested for landing drone on Abe's office says he was protesting nuclear policy
A man is arrested in Fukui Prefecture for allegedly flying the drone found on the roof of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence.
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2015
Fukui man takes responsibility for landing drone on Abe's office
A Fukui resident takes responsibility for the drone found on top of the Prime Minister's Official Residence and says he did it to protest the government's energy policies.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 24, 2015
January drone strike on Pakistan al-Qaida site killed U.S., Italian aid worker hostages; Obama apologizes
A U.S. drone strike in January targeting an al-Qaida compound in Pakistan near the Afghan border inadvertently killed an American and an Italian who had been held hostage for years by the group, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 23, 2015
Discovery of drone on roof of prime minister's office highlights legal shortcomings: expert
The discovery of a hobbyist-style drone on the roof of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office on Wednesday has revealed a blind spot in Japan's counterterrorism policies and underlined the need for greater regulation of the increasingly popular aerial devices, experts said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 22, 2015
Drone with radiation symbol found on roof of prime minister's office
A drone about 50 cm wide equipped with what appeared to be a small camera, a smoke flare and emblazoned with a radiation symbol was found on the roof of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Tokyo office on Wednesday morning, officials and media reports said.
WORLD
Mar 24, 2015
Pullout won't stop strikes on extremists in Yemen: U.S.
The U.S. will keep targeting extremists in Yemen even though the temporary pullout of American personnel there will hamper counterterrorism efforts, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 18, 2015
U.S. loses drone; Syria claims to have brought it down
The United States lost one of its Predator drone aircraft over northwest Syria on Tuesday, U.S. officials said, as Syrian state media reported its air defenses brought down the spy plane in the government-controlled Latakia province.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 27, 2015
U.K. authorities linked 'Jihadi John' to militant killed by U.S. drone in Somalia
British authorities have linked Mohammed Emwazi, a Londoner identified by U.S. national security sources as "Jihadi John," the knife-wielding militant who appeared in videos depicting the beheadings of Western hostages, to another British militant killed in Somalia in a U.S. drone attack.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 5, 2015
Ruben Pater: Current advancements in drone technology are worrying
Dutch artist Ruben Pater discusses drones and survival in the modern age:
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 7, 2014
'Game of drones' draws us toward apocalypse
Drone technology is relatively simple and cheap to acquire — which is why more than 70 countries, plus nonstate actors like Hezbollah, have combat drones. And that should worry Americans.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 5, 2014
U.S. drones kill 28 innocents for every 'bad guy'
Every single day, U.S. drone aircraft are stalking and killing innocent people in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere — all in the name of every American.
WORLD
Nov 4, 2014
OSCE says its drone was fired on in Ukraine; U.S. blames rebels
European security watchdog OSCE said numerous anti-aircraft rounds were fired at one of its drones monitoring a shaky truce in eastern Ukraine, and the United States blamed pro-Russian rebels for Sunday's incident.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 3, 2014
America's 'love of war' is overstated by polls
Support for airstrikes against the Islamic State does not prove that Americans are war-happy. It may simply reflect that drone wars or airstrikes only touch a small segment of the U.S. population, and become just another issue people think about only when pollsters call.
COMMENTARY / World
May 30, 2014
Drone memo author should be in jail
Finally we will get a peek at the twisted legal opinion that the White House uses to justify using drones to blow up anyone, anywhere, including American citizens on American soil, for any reason the president deems fit.
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 16, 2014
White House mulls drone strikes to kill a citizen
In the latest manifestation of the weird war on terror, White House officials say they are considering whether to use drone strikes to kill an unnamed American in Pakistan.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 4, 2013
A Pakistan family tells of drone's toll
What teenager Zubair Ur Rehman remembers most about the day a drone killed his grandmother is how 'particularly blue' the sky was in the Pakistani tribal region of North Waziristan.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 29, 2013
Blame liberals for illegal drone war
Critics of the George W. Bush administration didn't realize that condemning quasi-lawless detention at Guantanamo Bay would lead a Democratic president to break new ground with drones.

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