After Iran shot down a U.S. Navy Global Hawk, the Trump administration considered airstrikes but apparently settled for a cyber response instead. Here’s a primer on the legal issues involved.
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U.S. military officials have confirmed media reports that Iranian military forces successfully shot down a U.S. drone in the vicinity of the Persian Gulf. What does the law say about the situation and possible U.S. responses?
In a challenge to U.S. use of a military base in Germany to conduct drone strikes, a German court found the government responsible for ensuring that U.S. operations conducted from German territory comport with international law.
Jacqueline Hazelton looks at drone strikes through the lens of grand strategy.
Erik Lin-Greenberg argues that the recent agreement regulating U.S. drone exports will be ineffective at best and, at worst, potentially harmful for U.S. national security.
Are you paying attention to Operation Odyssey Lightning, the U.S. air campaign underway for a full month now in Libya? Not many people are, which is interesting considering that we are approaching 100 airstrikes there in four weeks.
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Hot off the press: The new Executive Order concerning pre-strike and post-strike practices and policies is here, ODNI's release of aggregate casaulty information is here, and the official fact sheet concerning them both is
A recent paper by Michael C. Horowitz, Sarah E. Kreps, and Matthew Furhmann pulls down to earth the sometimes extravagant predictions of the past decade that military drones are transforming warfare, and show how this is an evolutionary, not revolutionary, military technology.
New short report by CNAS associate fellow Kelley Sayler on the strategic and policy issues raised by military UAVs (in many different sizes, sophistication, and configurations), as they enter countries' weapons inventories across the Asia Pacific region
The Intercept yesterday released its latest scoop: a cache of leaked documents on the U.S. drone program, presented as a series of blockbuster stories.