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. The unmanned aerial vehicle — deployed to help monitor the cease-fire between government ...

National / Politics Sep 10, 2013

China urged to stop drone flights near Senkaku Islands

Japan on Tuesday communicated to China its "interest" in a drone flight near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea the previous day, a senior Foreign Ministry official said, effectively calling on China to curb similar flights. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera meanwhile told reporters ...

Commentary / World Jan 17, 2013

Building a better U.S. drone policy

by Keith Ellison

An unmanned U.S. aerial vehicle — or drone — reportedly killed eight people in rural Pakistan last week, bringing the estimated death toll from drone strikes in Pakistan this year to 35. As the frequency of drone strikes spikes again, there are some questions: How ...