Cyber & Technology

Flying Drones at Brookings

By Benjamin Wittes
Thursday, July 26, 2012, 3:55 PM

Today, in preparation for the Lawfare Drone Smackdown, and to kill some time I might have spent productively, I decided to fly my drone around the Governance Studies offices at Brookings.

Drone photo

The Mission? To deliver a note to Brookings Vice President Darrell West instructing him to display for the drone’s camera a Lawfare mug that his staff, at my request, had spirited onto his desk. Along the way, we conduct surveillance of Ritika, target political theorist (and good sport) William Galston with not-so-lethal force, and attack a painting by renowned artist Constantino Nivola.

You’ll have to watch the video to see if Darrell eventually gets the note.

The video has no sound, but I’ve added some subtitles. You’ll have to supply the Ride of the Valkyries in your imagination.