The sixteenth in the monthly remote-control briefing series from Open Briefing has been published. The briefings cover developments in five key areas of remote warfare: special forces, private military and security companies, unmanned vehicles and autonomous weapon systems, cyber warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
Key stories this month:
Special operations forces: Coalition forces in Yemen receive reinvigorated operational and intelligence support from US special operation forces.
Private military and security companies: UN Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries recommends renewed focus on regulating PMSCs and managing foreign fighters.
Unmanned vehicles and autonomous weapons systems: Is threat to the West from drone proliferation being overblown?
Cyber conflict: Increasing awareness of risks of cyber conflict drives rise in cyber diplomacy.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance: Islamic State-linked group urges militants to secure their communications.
Image by AHMED FARWAN via Flickr.
The Remote Control project is a project of the Network for Social Change hosted by Oxford Research Group. The project examines changes in military engagement, in particular the use of drones, special forces, private military companies and cyber warfare