Comments in issue 2466

To the bases!

by Mell Harrison , Chris Brennan

Over the weekend of 24-25 September, peace activists visited two US military bases - Croughton in Oxfordshire and Lakenheath in Suffolk.

Storm of criticism for armed drones

by Chris Cole

In June, the use of armed (pilotless) drone aircraft came in for criticism from a senior UN official, Amnesty International, and, reportedly, CIA officials. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defence confirmed that Britain and France were conducting a feasibility study into the possibility of jointly producing or purchasing a new drone aircraft.