Defense and Security
The use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in war and counter-terrorism operations remains a highly controversial issue both domestically and abroad. A recent string of events, however—including a leaked Justice Department document, the discovery of a secret drone base in Saudi Arabia, and the Obama administration's admission that it has killed four American citizens in drone strikes—has kept the issue at the forefront. As the debate over the ethics and constitutionality of drone warfare takes center stage, Brookings experts examine the legal and political implications of drone technology.
Is the U.S. drone program in Yemen working?
September 28, 2015, Jillian Schwedler
Jillian Schwedler argues that the U.S. drone campaign in Yemen is backfiring, enraging locals and contributing to a range of U.S. policy failures there.
Defense and Security
U.S. Military Affairs
September 17, 2015
August 17, 2015, David Swindell, Kevin C. Desouza and Sabrina P.K. Glimcher
Blog Post | Foreign Policy
June 18, 2015, Daniel L. Byman
Article | Foreign Policy
June 16, 2015, Daniel L. Byman
Opinion | The National Interest
May 21, 2015, Paul R. Pillar
March 24, 2015, John Villasenor
March 11, 2015
Interview | NPR
January 22, 2015, Ibrahim Sharqieh and Robert Siegel
November 18, 2014, Joshua Bleiberg
November 13, 2014, Gregory McNeal
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Senior Fellow, Governance Studies
Peter W. Singer
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation
Wells C. Bennett
Fellow in National Security Law, Governance Studies
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