Congressional Briefing - March 3, 2015

The Use of Long-Range Armed Drones: Fact v. Myth

MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial attack vehicle in flight

Photo by SSgt Brian Ferguson/U.S. Air Force


Tuesday, March 3, 2015


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Rayburn House Office Building B-339
Washington, D.C.

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About the Program

On February 17, the Obama administration announced a new policy setting standards for exporting and using armed drones which will allow for the wider export of armed drones to allied nations.

Join us on March 3rd at 1:00 p.m. when a panel of RAND experts will seek to dispel some of the myths that have arisen with respect to the use of long-range armed drones:

About the Speakers

Lynn E. Davis is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. From 2006 to 2014, she served as director of RAND's Washington office and from 1993 to 1997, she served as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs.

Michael J. McNerney is an associate director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center and a senior defense research analyst at the RAND Corporation. His research focuses on defense strategy and planning, civil-military coordination, and international relations.

Daniel Byman is an adjunct political scientist and the former director of the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy. Currently, he is a professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and research director of the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution.

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