drones

Kerry Defends U.S. Drone Policy After Pakistan Hit
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is defending U.S. drone strikes after the CIA’s killing of a senior Taliban member. Kerry says the U.S. is at war with al-Qaida and the Taliban, so the strikes are legal. He says the U.S. wages the war in self-defense and as a last resort…
Obama’s Drone Speech Welcomed In Pakistan, Yemen
ISLAMABAD (AP) — President Barack Obama’s speech on the use of drones to kill Islamic militants was well-received in two countries most affected by the strikes — Pakistan and Yemen — but criticism of the U.S. policy remains strong. Obama cast the drone program as crucial …
Navy: No U.S. Drones Missing After Iran Claim
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A U.S. Navy spokesman says no American drones are missing in the Middle East following Iranian claims it had captured an unmanned American surveillance aircraft. Cmdr. Jason Salata, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, says all U.S. drones in the region are &#…
Senate Okays New Air Traffic Control System
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a compromise bill that speeds up the Federal Aviation Administration’s switch from old-fashioned radar to an air traffic control system based on GPS technology. It also requires opening U.S. skies to drone flights within four years. The bill was …