U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle assigned to the California Air National Guard's 163rd Reconnaissance Wing flies near the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California (REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Effrain Lopez/Handout).
Armed and Dangerous? UAVs and U.S. Security
Daniel L. Byman and researchers at the RAND Corporation investigate the likelihood that armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or "drones")—like the ones the United States uses for counterterrorism missions and "targeted killings" against members of al-Qa'ida—will proliferate.