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Recent Blog Entries

Syria Launches Series of Airstrikes in Iraq

1st July 2014

In a further escalation of the conflict ensuing Syria and Iraq, Syria launched high-profile cross-border airstrikes into Iraq last week. The attacks reportedly occurred on Iraq's western border in Anbar Province. Financial Times reported that the airstrikes were welcomed by Iraq's Prime Minister... more

Tag: Case Details.

Avery Plaw, a CSTK Co-Founder, Featured in Book on Ethics of Drone Warfare

30th June 2014

Dr. Avery Plaw, a CSTK Co-Founder, has been featured in Killing By Remote Control: The Ethics of an Unmanned Military, published by Oxford University Press and edited by Bradley Jay Strawser.

Dr. Plaw’s contribution to the book includes two chapters:

Chapter 3 - Distinguishi... more

Tag: Ethics. Legality. Tactics.

Book on Drones Written by a CSTK Co-Founder

30th June 2014

Dr. Brian Glyn William’s book Predators: The CIA’s Drone War on al Qaeda will be released in July of 2013.

Book Description: “Predators is a riveting introduction to the murky world of Predator and Reaper drones, the CIA’s and U.S. military’s most effective and controversial killing too... more

Tag: Case Details. Strategy. Tactics. Technology.