More than 70 countries have acquired drones of different classes and for different purposes. However, the number of countries actually developing "armed" drones is far smaller. And smaller still is the number of those countries developing long-range armed systems.
Feb 19, 2015 | The RAND Blog
The challenge in establishing international norms for armed drones will be to define rules that preserve the rights of countries to use them in legitimate ways against legitimate threats (senior al Qaeda or Islamic State terrorists) while constraining illegitimate uses (political dissidents).
Feb 18, 2015 | The RAND Blog
Long-range military drones are fundamentally misunderstood. Their champions wrongly contend they are revolutionizing warfare, while critics fear their spread would greatly increase the threat that China, terrorists, and others pose.
Feb 17, 2015 | The RAND Blog
As Secretary of State Kerry and former senator Chuck Hagel outline their thinking on the nation's strategy, let us hope that they both hold firm to the strategy that has served us well in the past and have the courage to explore a very different set of political and military ways to accomplish it, write Lynn Davis and Andrew Hoehn.
Feb 15, 2013 | U.S. News & World Report
Fortunately for the nation's capitol, Hurricane Irene and the East Coast earthquake proved to be relatively minor events, as far as disasters go. But before everyone breathes a sigh of relief, it would be wise to reflect on how people responded to what were essentially dress rehearsals for much bigger events, write Lynn E. Davis and Arthur L. Kellermann.
Aug 29, 2011 | CNN
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Jun 7, 2004 | The Connection