Topic: Peter Singer
The X-47B drone made the carrier landing off Virginia Wednesday. How military leadership decides to put the drone into use will form the crux of ‘naval doctrine moving forward,’ one expert says.
Drone pilots are far from the battlefield, but they show some of the same signs of stress as do soldiers fighting on the ground. Now a movement in the military is afoot to assist these techno-warriors.
Many commentators argue that the RQ-170 'Beast of Kandahar' drone is too advanced for Iran to reverse-engineer.
12/13/2011 08:13 am
US officials privately confirm that a super-secret RQ-170 drone has fallen into Iran's hands. Now they want to know what brought it down and how valuable is the loss.
12/09/2011 05:07 pm
The Pentagon already includes unmanned drone attacks in its arsenal. Next up: housefly-sized surveillance craft, shape-changing 'chemical robots,' and tracking agents sprayed from the sky. What does it mean to have soldiers so far removed from the battlefield?
10/22/2011 02:30 pm
The grassroots 'AT-AT for America' project proposes building a fully functional Imperial walker. Needless to say, Lucasfilm's lawyers aren't crazy about the idea.
04/19/2011 05:28 pm
They have been used to attack militants in Pakistan and Afghanistan. But are their benefits outweighed by backlash on the ground?
05/22/2009 01:00 am
Bioethicist Peter Singer challenges all of us to rethink our ideas about “a good life.”
03/11/2009 01:00 am
Some 190,000 private personnel were working in the Iraq theater as of early this year, a new report says.
08/18/2008 01:00 am
Rising incomes raise appetite for meat. But how many can ‘eat like an American’?
07/18/2008 01:00 am