For PBS: The false fear of autonomous weapons

Last month, Human Rights Watch raised eye­brows with a provoca­tively titled report about autonomous weaponry that can select tar­gets and fire at them with­out human input. “Los­ing Human­ity: The Case Against Killer Robots,” blasts the head­line, and argues that autonomous weapons will increase the dan­ger to civil­ians in con­flict. In this report, HRW urges the […]

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For PBS: A Chaotic Intelligence Community

The Wash­ing­ton Post reported over the week­end that the Pen­ta­gon is send­ing hun­dreds of spies over­seas as part of its rapid expan­sion into espi­onage– an endeavor rival­ing the CIA. The Defense Intel­li­gence Agency (DIA) will over­see this effort, expected to top the deploy­ment of 1,600 agents world­wide. And it is the wrong approach. The Intelligence […]

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