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New Declaration on UAV Exports Unlikely to Reduce Drone Proliferation

Editor's Note: The use of drones is at the center of the Obama administration's counterterrorism policy – and, perhaps more importantly, at the center of many Lawfare discussions. One frequent concern is that armed drone use will become near-universal, with other countries using them in dangerous ways. Erik Lin-Greenberg of Columbia University looks at the recent move to control drone exports, arguing that the move is well-intentioned but is likely to fail or even backfire.



Do We Care Less About Air Strikes When Pilots Are in the Cockpit? The Droneless Air War in Libya

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.



Strategic Effects of Proliferating Military UAVs in the Asia Pacific Region

Although drone warfare to date has overwhelmingly been analyzed in the context of US operations against non-state actors - Al Qaeda or affiliated groups or, more recently, ISIS - much of the impact of drones on warfare is likely to come in the markedly different environment of state-to-state conflict (or near conflict) in the Asia Pacific ocean. The conflict environment, not to put too fine a point on it, of China versus, well, everyone or anyone else in the waters that China regards as its near-abroad and everyone one else regards as, more or less, the high seas.

Drones: Domestic Use

FAA Drone Task Force Announces Proposed Regulations

On October 22, 2015, the Department of Transportation and the FAA created a task force to propose a process and rules for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) registration. sUAS are commonly referred to as drones, though they potentially include the less intuitively threatening model aircraft familiar to many childhoods. The Task Force issued its report on November 21.

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