Schlagwort-Archive: drones

A promise held or broken? A change point analysis of US drone strike activity

While the world is watching the Crimea crisis, the United States continues its “war on terror”. In March 2014 alone, the US carried out at least four drone strikes in Yemen, killing as many 7, possibly 12 people. We’ve covered drone strikes before on this blog. One of the main motivations of my earlier post […]

Obtaining and Mapping US Drone Strike Data with R and Google Fusion Tables

28-year-old NYU grad student Josh Begley has created an API that provides detailed data on any US drone strike since 2002. We’ve covered drones before on this site (see also this excellent series on drone ethics over at sipo blog). Also, I’ve decided to pick up the R programming language as part of my efforts […]