An X-47B pilot-less drone combat aircraft is launched for the first time off an aircraft carrier, the USS George H. W. Bush, in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Virginia (REUTERS/Jason Reed).
Finally, Obama Breaks His Silence on Drones
May 23, 2013,
Over the last four years and under President Obama’s leadership, U.S. civilian intelligence agencies have carried out a series of not-so-secret covert operations on a huge scale. By finally speaking out on his national security policies, Peter Singer writes that the president has the chance to steer the long-term growth and nature of the drone wars toward more positive ends.