It was once a tactical weapon reserved for the most violent and tumultuous battlefields. Now, after startling debuts in Miami, North Dakota, and our own borders, Unmanned Aerial Drones have now become a staple of American law enforcement on the home front. This represents a new era of a surveillance society, finally bringing dystopian novels of the past to a true real-life rendition before our eyes.
Oddly enough, drones are also in the news lately because of the downed US drone in Iran, which has unified the war crowd as a justification to “invade so as to destroy the intelligence” contained in the craft.
Here are the latest headlines on this very subject:
- Forbes- The Future of Drones in America
- LA Times- Police Employ Predator Drone Spy Planes on Home Front
- AllGov- Drones Now Being Used by Po0lice and Sheriffs in US
- NY Daily News- Iran Claims It Can Control Captured American Drone
- ABC News- Cheney Blasts Obama for Failure to Act on Downed Drone
- The Nation- US Drone Strikes ‘On Hold’ in Pakistan: US Official
- The Australian- Defence Red-Faced Over Runaway Delay for Afghan Spy Drones
- RT- Google unEarths Image of Secret US Drone Base in Nevada
- Washington Post- Gaza Has Only Itself to Blame for Drone Warfare
- Washington Post- Drone Belonged to CIA, officials say
- The Epoch Times- DARPA Researching Smartphone Apps to Fly Drones
Indeed, the age of drones is among us. The debate about the technological progress versus privacy will surely be had, and it is hoped that provisions which will keep Constitutional traditions intact will win out in the end.