The Political Economy of Drones – by TOM BARRY

The Political Economy of Drones
Drone Boosterism Trumps Oversight in Congress
by TOM BARRY

Letzter Absatz:
At this point, there is no federal agency or congressional committee that is providing oversight over drone proliferation – whether in regard to U.S. drone exports, the expanding drone program of DHS, drone-related privacy concerns, or UAV use by private or public firms and agencies. Gerald Dillingham, top official of the Government Accountability Office, testified in Congress about this oversight conundrum. When asked which part of the federal government was responsible for regulating drone proliferation in the interest of public safety and civil rights, the GAO director said, “At best, we can say it’s unknown at this point.”

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http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/05/01/the-political-economy-of-drones/

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