Is tide turning on sentiment towards fighting wars remotely with robotic drones? Nick Turse, TomDispatch.com Associate Editor, takes closer look at use of drones in HuffPO article, "The Drone That Fell From the Sky," and doesn't feel same uncritical awe, expressed by many media outlets! "Its [drone] technology is fallible and its efforts have often been counterproductive in these last years," concludes Turse.
Recently, the drone has gone into a protective shell. "After years of regularly ushering reporters through drone operations at Creech Air Force Base and getting a flood of glowing, even awestruck, publicity about the glories of drones and drone pilots, this year, without explanation, it shut down press access to the program, moving robotic warfare deeper into the shadows," reveals article. What are reasons behind move? Has security been breached? Joseph Farrell shares his impression in brief Rense article, "The Drone," "...it seems to me that someone wanted Iran to have this drone". Is it also the reason the sky seems to be raining drones lately?