Drone Wars

From Somalia to Iraq and Afghanistan to Yemen, the U.S. military and the CIA have engaged in secretive drone strikes that have killed thousands of civilians and led to political blowback against the United States. The Intercept has published classified documents, as well as reporting on the ground, about America’s ongoing drone wars.

Joe Biden’s Silence on Ending the Drone Wars

With scant comments about U.S. assassination programs, there are indications that Biden would keep the drone wars around.

How Israeli-Designed Drones Became Russia’s Eyes in the Sky for Defending Bashar al-Assad

Though their alliances ostensibly put them on opposite sides, the Syrian war has paradoxically deepened the relationship between Israel and Russia.

How Turkey Defied the U.S. and Became a Killer Drone Power

Turkey couldn’t get what it wanted from the U.S. so it built its own fleet of lethal drones. It uses them in Iraq, Syria — and domestically.

Swarms of Drones, Piloted by Artificial Intelligence, May Soon Patrol Europe’s Borders

The EU is funding the development of AI-powered drones that would autonomously patrol Europe’s borders. The project’s potential for military use can’t be ignored.

Google Hedges on Promise to End Controversial Involvement in Military Drone Contract

In an email obtained by The Intercept, Google said it would still support an unnamed tech company’s takeover of the Project Maven contract.