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June 4th, 2013
01:28 PM ET

Can these drones hunt hurricanes?

CNN's John Zarrella reports hurricane hunters of the future could be a David versus Goliath story.

RELATED STORY: Drones: The future of disaster response


Filed under: Drone • John Zarrella • Tech • Weather
March 13th, 2013
10:30 AM ET

Pentagon offers high honor for drone ops

Jake Tapper reports on the controversy surrounding the Pentagon's new medal for drone warfare.

RELATED STORY: Hagel to review criteria for drone medal


Filed under: Drone • Jake Tapper • Pentagon
March 8th, 2013
11:01 AM ET

What's legal in drone warfare?

CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the amount of drone attacks the U.S. carries out as criticisms of the program rise.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Drone
March 8th, 2013
10:57 AM ET

Finale to Rand Paul's floor show

Rand Paul pulled the plug on a dramatic two-day filibuster. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

RELATED STORY: Rand Paul 'happy' with drone response


Filed under: Dana Bash • Drone • Rand Paul
March 7th, 2013
10:33 AM ET

Did pilot spot a drone at JFK?

Brian Todd reports on an Alitalia pilot's report of spotting a drone flying near JFK airport in New York on Monday.

RELATED STORY: Drone came within 200 feet of airliner over New York

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Drone • New York
February 22nd, 2013
07:18 PM ET

A terrorist's guide to avoiding drones

Al Qaeda leaders have written a list of tips about how to avoid drone attacks. Brian Todd reports.

RELATED STORY: Militant tipsheet: How to avoid drone strikes


Filed under: al Qaeda • Brian Todd • Drone
December 5th, 2012
06:12 PM ET

Iran drone claim updated

Brian Todd reports on Iran's claim to have captured another U.S. drone. Looks at this UAV, its capabilities.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Drone • Iran
Use of drones within U.S. could expand
November 29th, 2012
03:44 PM ET

Use of drones within U.S. could expand

Congress has asked the Federal Aviation Administration to find a safe way to expand the use of drones in the U.S. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.

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Filed under: Congress • Drone • FAA • Lisa Sylvester
April 30th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

Obama administration: Yes, we use drones

By Suzanne Kelly

The Obama administration publicly justified its use of unmanned drones to target suspected terrorists overseas for the first time Monday, with a top official saying the strikes are conducted "in full accordance with the law."

John Brennan, President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser said strikes are used when the option of capture is not feasible. Brennan discussed the strikes during a Monday address at the Woodrow Wilson Center, a Washington think-tank.

"President Obama said here five years ago, if another nation cannot or will not take action, we will," Brennan said. "And it is an unfortunate fact that to save many innocent lives we are sometimes obliged to take lives – the lives of terrorists who seek to murder our fellow citizens."

Full post on CNN Security Clearance blog


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Drone • National security • White House
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