Son of Brad Benson charged with nearly killing man

BRANCHBURG — The 21-year-old son of famed car salesman Brad Benson left a man with a fractured skull after intentionally running him over with his pickup truck outside a bar, police said. Full story

Growing debate over domestic drones

A boon to law enforcement or a threat to privacy? Those issues are being debated by federal and state governments over the use of domestic drones. Full story

Target drone drifts 800 miles to Keys

KEY LARGO, Fla., March 20 (UPI) — An Air Force target drone drifted about 800 miles from the Florida Panhandle to Key Largo, officials say. Full story

Is the CIA Getting Out of the Drone Business?

Daniel Klaidman of The Daily Beast reports that the White House will soon take the power to launch lethal drone strikes away from the CIA and make the program the exclusive domain of the Defense Department. Because the military and intelligence services operate under a different set of rules, the move would consolidate all drone operations ...

Redbirds, Indians settle for tie

Ties are a rarity in baseball, but that’s what occurred Tuesday in the game between West Frankfort and Johnston City. Full story

GOP Senator: Time to Change Military Force Law

Top Senate Republican calls for change to 2001 authorization for military force law Full story

Transparency and Accountability

After 10 years of disinterest from policymakers and pundits, and one year of carefully-managed official statements from the Obama administration, there is finally an active debate on the U.S. policy of non-battlefield targeted killings via drones. Full story

Rowell wants to be site for drone airspace testing

Roswell hopes to become one of six places nationwide that the federal government plans to pick as sites for testing how unmanned drone aircraft would fit into the nation’s airspace. Full story

Air Force drone finds its way to the Florida Keys

Painted bright orange and measuring 20 feet long, an unmanned military aircraft drifted about 800 miles through Florida waters before being recovered off Key Largo. Full story

The tribe and the war on terror

The following is an excerpt from vhapter six of “The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam ,” published by Brookings. The metaphor of the drone for the war on terror in the age of globalization and the thistle for the tribal societies caught up in ...