Drones

The feeble response to the Gatwick drone will encourage others to cause havoc

21 December 2018 21:01

Gatwick Airport has been brought to its knees by a bunch of drones – not so much the flying variety…

The delivery drones are coming – and will be a complete nuisance

3 August 2016 10:25

You can’t watch the video promoting the new Amazon drone delivery service without checking the date for signs of 1 April. While…

A British ‘kill list’ does exist. We used it in Afghanistan

9 September 2015 14:12

The following article is by an ex-serviceman who served in Afghanistan. They’re making a list, they’re checking it twice – and…

Drone assassination is addictive. Is Britain now hooked?

9 September 2015 11:21

With the drone killing in Syria of Reyaad Khan and Ruhul Amin, Britain joins an exclusive club. Only Israel and…

The most useful thing about drones? They fly under the political radar

9 September 2015 8:00

The targeted killing of suspected terrorists and enemy soldiers by drones is rapidly moving from controversial innovation to standard government…

The drones are coming!

3 December 2013 15:11

Amazon is testing unmanned drones to deliver goods to customers — whatever next? Well, the Spec can tell you exactly…

Bring on the drones – the Supreme Court has changed the way we fight wars

20 June 2013 11:30

On the face of it, the Supreme Court’s decision to allow three suits to be brought against the Ministry of…

Drones save lives

8 March 2013 11:51

‘Drones save lives’ is the title of my piece in this morning’s Wall Street Journal. President Obama is currently receiving…

What can the Pakistani government do about drones?

3 January 2013 15:47

The dilemma over drones continues today with the announcement that a leading Taliban figure, Mullah Nazir, was killed earlier this…

The View from 22 – Drone wars and Olympic triumphs

2 August 2012 9:20

Are flying killing robots about to change our lives? Mary Wakefield interviews technology expert turned thriller writer Daniel Suarez in…