They do drone on

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Photo: Rick Loomis | Los Angeles Times

Sen. Rand Paul may have gotten a few more arrows for his quiver on Friday courtesy of the Freedom of Information Act as the Kentucky Republican aims to find out whether the Obama administration would justify the killing of an American terrorist on U.S. soil.

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is scheduled to vote on John Brennan’s nomination to be CIA director on Tuesday, The Hill reported. But Paul, for one, is still anxious for answers from the White House on its drone program, he told the National Journal in an interview published on Saturday, and so he may put a hold on the process.

Paul, it turns out, is one of a bipartisan gang of four senators who intend to keep droning on about the unmanned aircraft  Continue reading

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Up in the sky, nano-drones

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British troops in Afghanistan are the first to use Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Air Vehicles on the frontlines.  Photo courtesy of SkyNews

British troops in Afghanistan are using Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Air Vehicles on the frontlines.
Photo courtesy of SkyNews

 

“Do you believe that the president has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and without trial?”

That’s the question Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky posed of President Obama’s nominee for CIA chief. Continue reading

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