Category Archives: USA

US Department of Homeland Security Built Domestic Surveillance Technology Into Predator Drones

‘The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has customized its Predator drones, originally built for overseas military operations, to carry out at-home surveillance tasks that have civil libertarians worried: identifying civilians carrying guns and tracking their cell phones, government documents show.’

Drones: US Weapon of Choice

Drones: US weapon of choice
By Dr. Beth Day Romulo
Published: April 23, 2013

The Obama administration has embraced the use of drones – the pilotless aircraft – as the most efficient means of targeting terrorists, without going to war in any country.

During the administration of President George W. Bush, 50 drone strikes were carried out. During President Obama’s first term in office, there were 400 drone strikes, making these remote-controlled assassinations a permanent part of national policy.