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Vincent van Drone: They're not just killing machines anymore

Drones have developed a reputation as silent killing machines, but their technology is also used in friendly applications. This contradiction has artists thinking about the intersection of the modern military apparatus, the hobbyist drone world and the leisurely application of drone technology. Here are the startling results.

Senator Lindsey Graham estimates US drone strikes have killed 4,700

“Sometimes you hit innocent people, and I hate that, but we're at war, and we've taken out some very senior members of Al Qaeda."

Stage set for drone chess match in Asia-Pacific

SHENZHEN, China — China’s plans to deploy surveillance drones in the East China and South China seas hint at the future of warfare in the region, but are also a reminder of how far ahead leading drone manufacturing nations including the United States and Israel remain on aviation technology.

UK brings drone command operations home from US

 LONDON — The British are moving their drone operations center from Creech Air Force Base in Nevada to RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire.

The story behind the story: Arieh O'Sullivan on reporting in the Middle East

GlobalPost correspondent Arieh O'Sullivan shares his experience as a reporter based in Israel.
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Throughout his years living in and reporting on Israel, Arieh O'Sullivan has had unique experiences ranging from riding on fighter jets to parachuting with King Abdullah of Jordan.

In a Skype interview, O'Sullivan takes us behind the scenes of his recent article, Israel grapples with blowback from booming drone industry, for GlobalPost's Special Report, The Drone Age.

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GroundTruth: Arieh O'Sullivan on reporting in the Middle East

In a Skype interview, O'Sullivan takes us behind the scenes of his recent article, Israel grapples with blowback from booming drone industry, for GlobalPost's Special Report, The Drone Age.

The story behind the story: David Axe on drones

GlobalPost correspondent David Axe tells us about drones and the future of drone warfare.

When your iPhone's "Siri" directs you to the wrong place, or misunderstands you, or gives you incorrect information, who do you blame? Siri, of course.

David Axe explains that the same logic is being applied to drones. Drones will have voices, Axe said, so it will be easier to "blame the machine."

In a Skype interview, Axe explains this and brings us behind the scenes of his story, "Deadlier drones are coming," published as part of GlobalPost's Special Report, The Drone Age.  

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GroundTruth: David Axe on drones

When your iPhone's "Siri" directs you to the wrong place, or misunderstands you, or gives you incorrect information, who do you blame? Siri, of course. David Axe explains that the same logic is being applied to drones. Drones will have voices, Axe said, so it will be easier to "blame the machine."

Israel grapples with blowback from booming drone industry

JERUSALEM — The concept that Israel’s enemies could actually penetrate its air space is reverberating, raising The Drone Age dilemma of how the proliferation of UAVs in the post 9-11 era can actually undermine global security.

The Drone Age: Pakistan's anti-drone protest

Anti-drone protesters tried to conquer barbed wire, ditches, police squads, soldiers and shipping containers blocking the road to reach South Waziristan, the planned destination of a march Imran Khan kicked off in Islamabad on October 6.

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