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Stories with subject: Drone surveillance and warfare
  • Drone lands at park near White House; operator cited 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 1:07 pm

    WASHINGTON - Authorities cited a man for illegally flying a drone that crash-landed in a park near the White House early Friday morning.

  • NY Air Guard unit completes 1st solo drone combat mission 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 3:05 am

    NIAGARA FALLS, New York - A western New York-based Air National Guard unit that has made the shift from flying manned aircraft to operating remotely piloted drones has completed its first operational mission overseas without the help of other U.S. air units.

  • New US sanctions illustrate sprawling Islamic State network 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 4:59 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. government announced sanctions Tuesday against 25 people and five groups connected to the Islamic State, disclosing intelligence that depicts a sprawling international organization with tentacles across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

  • Rare US success in Syria, Iraq: Finding senior militants story has photos
    Updated: Sep-28-15 12:32 pm

    WASHINGTON - A dedicated manhunt by the CIA, the National Security Agency and the military's Joint Special Operations Command has been methodically finding and killing senior militants in Syria and Iraq, in one of the few clear success stories of the U.S. military campaign in those countries.

  • As UN peacekeeping veers toward counterterror, US steps in 
    Updated: Sep-26-15 10:38 am

    UNITED NATIONS - Along a quiet cease-fire line in Cyprus, U.N. peacekeepers handle an increasingly old-fashioned job: actually keeping the peace. The last deadly incident was in 1996. Today's challenges include keeping poachers and rogue farmers out of no man's land. "Most of the time we don't wear weapons," said the force commander, Maj. Gen. Kristin Lund.

  • Somali man alleges Germany complicit in deadly drone strike 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 9:33 am

    BERLIN - A Somali man has filed a complaint against the German government alleging it is partly responsible for the death of his herdsman father in a 2012 U.S. drone stroke.

  • DRI's Nevada Medal to ex-Navy pilot turned drone researcher 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 12:52 pm

    RENO, Nevada - The newest winner of a prestigious scientific award at Nevada's Desert Research Institute is a former military pilot and pioneer in the research of drones who was told a decade ago she was wasting her time studying unmanned aerial systems.

  • Army faults soldiers' actions after Colorado drone crash 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 7:05 pm

    FORT CARSON, Colorado - Fort Carson soldiers who were flying a small drone when it crashed 12 miles from the post didn't have the proper clearance to fly it and didn't alert key leaders, Army investigators said.

  • Drones at stadiums are easy to spot, but hard to stop 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 3:20 am

    Whether they're crashing into the bleachers or simply hovering above stadiums to get a cool picture of the action down below, drones have become semi-regular guests at the ballparks these days.

  • Student charged with wanton endangerment after drone crash story has photos
    Updated: Sep-11-15 1:03 pm

    Kentucky campus police have charged law student Peyton Wilson with second degree wanton endangerment for operating a drone that crashed into a section of Commonwealth Stadium before the Wildcats' season-opening football game against Louisiana-Lafayette.

  • AP sources: CIA asking whether it missed imagery of hostage 
    Updated: Sep-10-15 5:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - The CIA's inspector general is examining whether an agency drone picked up an image of an American hostage in Pakistan months before he was accidentially killed by a CIA drone strike - and whether the agency therefore missed a chance to save him, U.S. officials briefed on the matter say.