Unmanned Drones: Targeted Killing or Collateral Murder?

When a Pakistani-U.S. national pleaded guilty last week to a failed attempt to detonate explosives packed in a vehicle in the heart of New York City, he admitted that one of the reasons he targeted the busy Times Square neighborhood was to “injure and kill” as many people as possible. The presiding judge, Miriam Goldman … Continue reading “Unmanned Drones: Targeted Killing or Collateral Murder?”

A Tale of Two UAVs

The recent frenzy over "balloon boy" Falcon Heene that dominated cable news was odd, considering the scant coverage of the carnage wreaked by another kind of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The balloon incident involved a 6-year-old boy who was thought to be inside a homemade contraption that came unmoored and flew unguided for 70 miles … Continue reading “A Tale of Two UAVs”