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Commissioned by the Remote Control project, the seventeenth in our 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. This month’s stories include: Iraqi special forces play critical role retaking Fallujah from Islamic State; deaths of Nepalese security guards in Afghanistan highlights use of Asian contractors in conflict zones by private military and security companies; newly-released official estimates of casualties from US drone strikes step in right direction but too limited; NATO designates cyberspace as an operational domain and includes cyber attacks in Article 5; and proposal for greater communications surveillance powers for FBI voted down in US Senate, but Congress considering similar legislation.