June 7, 2013 A U.S. drone aircraft fired two missiles at a target in Pakistan, killing seven people, according to reports. The strike comes two days after Pakistan's new prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, was sworn in — an occasion Sharif used to voice his displeasure with U.S. drone attacks in his country.
May 23, 2013 The president said the death of Osama bin Laden and most of his top lieutenants, and the fact that there have been no large-scale terrorist attacks on the U.S. homeland, meant that a new policy was in order — one that concentrates on capturing, rather than killing terrorist suspects.
May 2, 2013 The squadron of both manned and unmanned helicopters will include Northrop Grumman's "Fire Scout" drone.
April 30, 2013 Tough federal aviation rules and public backlash against drones have raised worries that the U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle industry will be left behind foreign competitors. Developers say the U.S. light drone industry is being overtaken by manufacturers in Israel and Australia.
March 18, 2013 Rand Paul's nearly 13-hour filibuster has renewed the nation's debate over the use of drones and targeted killing. Commentator Tania Lombrozo says findings from moral psychology should give us pause to think and reflect when we consider the use of armed drones by our government.
March 15, 2013 The CIA can no longer credibly argue that it can't even confirm it has such records, the court says.
March 5, 2013 In a letter to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the attorney general noted that such a situation could be imagined only in an "extraordinary circumstance" such as the attack on Pearl Harbor or on Sept. 11, 2001. The letter was in response to inquiries from Paul regarding the legality of military strikes within the country.
March 5, 2013 The aircraft was reportedly about 1,500 feet above ground and 5 miles west of the airport. It isn't known who was controlling it. The FAA and other agencies are investigating.
February 26, 2013 WRVODrone developers in upstate New York and other regions are striving to be named official testing sites for drones as the FAA creates regulations for their use. They hope to emerge as the Silicon Valleys of unmanned aerial systems, attracting billions of dollars and thousands of jobs.
February 17, 2013 To get the Distinguished Warfare Medal, no valor or bodily harm is necessary. But even safely away from combat, drone operators and cyber hackers can have a major impact on military operations. Until now, there hasn't been an award for those contributions.
February 13, 2013 Cape Town's archbishop emeritus compared the government's targeted killing program to apartheid, saying the program "threatens to undermine your moral standards and your humanity."
February 13, 2013 Dianne Feinstein said the reviews happen after the strikes take place. All those actions, however, take place in closed sessions, far away from the public.
February 6, 2013 The Obama administration wanted to keep the existence of the base secret. It has been used to target al-Qaida members in Yemen.