There may be nothing that conveys the degree to which the United States has debased itself in the supposed War on Terror more than the now infamous “Double Tap”. It’s a term coined by professional assassins to describe the insurance shot.
In modern drone warfare, the Double Tap has been elevated to truly diabolical status. It works like this. A target is located. This normally comprises two or more apparent suspects. A drone is brought on target and fires a missile at the suspected bad guys. Once the targets are wiped out the exercise ramps up a bit. The (Read more…)
By: Cora Currier and Justin Elliott | ProPublica, Feb. 26, 2013: The nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director has prompted intense debate on Capitol Hill and in the media about U.S. drone killings abroad. But the focus has been on the targeting of American citizens – a narrow issue that accounts for a miniscule proportion of the hundreds of drone READ MORE
It’s the latest, greatest thing in the Pentagon’s toybox – MAVs. Micro Air Vehicles like those shown in the following video already exist and they could take your last shreds of privacy. They could even take your life.
And here’s the civilian version of the Dragonfly MAV developed for the U.S. Air Force. You can buy your own, limited performance, civilian version starting at a hundred bucks. The Dragonfly makers will even sell you your own “swarm.”
What the military is doing is to develop better power systems for their MAVs. The civilian
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He’s Ben Emmerson, a 49-year old British lawyer and U.N. special rapporteur for human rights and counter-terrorism in which capacity he’s embarking on a 5-month enquiry into drone warfare. That could spell problems for the leaders of the one country active in worldwide drone attacks, the United States.
Accountability, Emmerson tells Danger Room in a Monday phone interview, “is the central purpose of the report.” He’s not shying away from the possibility of digging up evidence of “war crimes,” should the facts point in that direction. But despite the Obama administration’s secrecy about the drone strikes to
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