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.
DATE IMPORTED:March 12, 2014A camera drone flown by Brian Wilson flies near the scene where two buildings were destroyed in an explosion, in the East Harlem section in New York City, March 12, 2014. Two New York buildings collapsed on Wednesday in an explosion believed to be caused by a gas leak, killing two people, injuring at least 22, and setting off a search for more feared trapped in the debris, officials said. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Unmanned aircraft systems: Key considerations regarding safety, innovation, economic impact, and privacy
March 24, 2015, John Villasenor
On March 24, 2015, John Villasenor provided testimony on the use of drones before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security.
Defense and Security
U.S. Military Affairs
March 11, 2015
Interview | NPR
January 22, 2015, Ibrahim Sharqieh and Robert Siegel
November 18, 2014, Joshua Bleiberg
November 13, 2014, Gregory McNeal
November 5, 2014, Joshua Bleiberg
September 30, 2014, Wells C. Bennett
September 25, 2014, Ryoji Shirai
September 22, 2014, Hillary Schaub
Opinion | The Boston Globe
August 17, 2014, Daniel Benjamin
Report | RAND Corporation
2014, Daniel L. Byman, James S. Chow, Lynn E. Davis, Thomas Hamilton, Sarah Harting, Michael J. McNerney, et al.
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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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