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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.
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3 Earth technologies originating from a galaxy far, far away
December 18, 2015, Nick McClellan and Darrell M. West
Technically, all of the Star Wars films occur a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but there are countless gadgets featured in the films that human beings in this galaxy can find here on Earth.
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October 21, 2015, Darrell M. West and Nick McClellan
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June 18, 2015, Daniel L. Byman
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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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