Sunday, February 28, 2016


CIA MQ-9 Reaper Speaks Out. One drone has spoken out about the upcoming election saying that our country needs a president who supports endless war. The UAV has stated that the U.S. needs someone who will reassert America's greatness in the world and is not afraid of using technological war machines that don't have a human touch such as - well, . . . drones. Read more in "A Reaper Drone Speaks: 'America Needs a President Who Supports Endless War'", Duffel Blog, February 27, 2016. (Caution: You are entering the satire zone!).

Critiquing Hayden's Drones. Michaen Hayden, former head of the NSA and the CIA, recently wrote of the merits of using unmanned aerial vehicles in the fight against terrorists. However some tend to disagree. One defense commentator, Micah Zenko, provides his thoughts in "Evaluating Michael Hayden's Defense of CIA Drone Strikes", Council on Foreign Relations, February 20, 2016.

Chinese CH-4 Armed Drone - Kinda, Sorta Like the MQ-9? Just how much information on U.S. military drones did China steal for its own designs? Find out in "Did China's Military Drone Technology Espionage Pay Off in the End?", The Diplomat, February 19, 2016.

U.S. Drone Crash. A UAV crashed on Kandahar airfield, Afghanistan last week. The $14-million MQ-9 Reaper was not brought down by ground fire. (Reuters, Feb 21, 2016).

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