Monthly Archive: August 2013

All in a word

The word drone conjures up interesting images in the minds of the general public: of sci-fi style killer robots heralding a new dawn in automated warfare or of the destruction wrought in rural villages...

Those FATA surveys….

In an excellently timed response from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to a Freedom of Information request from the APPG asking for information about the surveys carried out in the FATA region of...

Nurturing the seeds of insecurity?

Much of the debate on drone use in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere rightly focuses on those killed and injured by this technology.  Areas for concern, in the context of Afghanistan for example, include the...