Links: May 6, 2013

British military has 500 drones Guardian

Drones are deadly and dangerous – and not just to terrorists Lawrence Wilkerson for Al Jazeera

New jihadi magazine appeals for help against drones Reuters

Drone cargo helicopters prove worth in Afghanistan, leading way to civilian uses McClatchy

Links: May 2, 2013

US drone strikes being used as alternative to Guantánamo, [BUSH] lawyer says Guardian

For the First Time, Brits Launch Drone Strike From Home Wired

Navy Launches Its First Drone Squadron NPR

IDF drone crashes near Gaza border Times of Israel

Living in Terror Under a Drone-Filled Sky in Yemen Atlantic

As US drone strikes rise in Yemen, so does anger AP

Drone victim: U.S. strikes boost al-Qaida recruitment Salon [interview with Farea al-Muslimi, who testified before Congress on the 23rd of April]

Drones and the YPC Report Adam Baron

No One Wants the Pentagon’s Gigantic Hydrogen-Powered Drone Wired

Robert Jay Lifton: How, and Why, the Media Have Failed on Drone War  Nation

No-Fly Zone: How “drone” safety rules can also help protect privacy  Slate

A young Yemeni writer on the impact and morality of drone-bombing his country Glenn Greenwald

‘The Point of No Return’: Should Robots Be Able to Decide to Kill You On Their Own? Rolling Stone

UK sends underwater drones to Gulf for anti-mines exercise Guardian

Bonus:

Meet Drone Shield, an ambitious idea for a $70 drone detection system ArsTechnica

Tiniest Drone Takes Off, Sort Of National Geographic

University concludes aerial drone usage The Daily Princetonian

10 Reflections on Drones (Part I) HuffPo [by Psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton, mentioned above in the Nation article]