WASHINGTON — An intelligence agency employee whose drone crashed on the White House lawn earlier this year won’t face criminal charges.
The Federal Aviation Administration released a list of long-awaited proposed rules governing the usage of small commercial drones on Sunday. Continue reading
We return to our Just Ask feature, where experts tackle your questions on science and technology. Why do honeybees die when they sting? When a honeybee stings, it dies a gruesome death. The bee’s stinger is structured in such a … Continue reading
WASHINGTON — U.S. military officials say an armed American drone has attacked and destroyed a mortar position of Islamic militants in northern Iraq.
After announcing a travel alert and warning Americans abroad of a possible terror threat, the State Department narrowed in on Yemen. Non-essential embassy staff were flown out and U.S. citizens were told to leave immediately. A U.S. drone strike killed four suspected al-Qaida operatives in that country. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading
In other news Friday, Gen. John Allen — commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan — apologized for the deaths of civilians in an airstrike. The operation on Wednesday targeted a Taliban leader, but some wedding guests were killed. In Pakistan, a bomb tore through a bus carrying government employees, killing 19 people. Continue reading
Beginning with comments from Sen. John McCain Tuesday citing accounts of what appear to be high-level government leaks, Congress is engaged in an investigation about war tactics. Jeffrey Brown discusses the varied secret programs, from cyber attacks to drone strikes, with The New York Times’ David Sanger. Continue reading
In other news Thursday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the U.S. is near its limit in patience on waiting for Pakistan to root out the al-Qaida-linked Haqqani network. Also, nearly 2,000 former pro football players are suing the National Football League, saying it deliberately concealed the risk of permanent brain injuries. Continue reading
In other news Monday, a suicide car bomb in central Baghdad killed at least 23 people — detonating right outside the main Shiite religious affairs office in Iraq. Nearly 200 people were wounded in the explosion. Also, officials in Pakistan condemned a suspected U.S. drone strike that killed at least 15 people. Continue reading
Drone strikes on militant targets in Yemen are on the rise, as are targeted killings of insurgents there and elsewhere. But who has the final say on the so-called kill list of terrorists slated to be killed or captured? Ray Suarez introduces an excerpt from a new “Frontline” then speaks with New York Times reporter Scott Shane. Continue reading