Drone Use by the U.S. Military
The Debate Over Unmanned Aerial VehiclesBuy Full Issue$34.95
In the past 15 years, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have gone from battlefield novelty to a key component of the U.S. military’s ability to project power abroad. First in Kosovo, and then in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, Northern Africa, and elsewhere, UAVs — or drones, as they’re commonly called — have been used in reconnaissance and attack roles in areas where the United States has been unable or unwilling to commit manned aircraft or on-the-ground forces.
As with many new technologies when they are first put to military use, a debate has been brewing over the proper use of drones. Proponents…Buy Full Issue$34.95
In This Issue
The Debate Over Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Background on the Use of Drones by Military Services
Unmanned Systems: Advantages, Concerns, and Strategic Recommendations
Department of Defense Vision and Challenges for Unmanned Systems
Launch of an Investigation into the Implications of Drone Use for Civilians
Pro & Con
Has the Obama Administration Provided Sufficient Legal Justification for Its Use of Drones Against Suspected Noncombatant Terrorists?