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U.S. Naval Institute Blog: Flight of the Mothership

Truman National Security Project fellow LT Scott Cheney-Peters discusses the concept of aerial motherships for UAVs In a piece in mid-December, the web site NavalDrones detailed the U.S. Navy’s solicitation for an unmmaned aerial vehicle (UAV) that incorporates Magnetic Anomaly Detector (MAD) sensors. As the article notes, this capability is useful for finding submarines as it “detects changes in […]

5 Things Amazon Could Learn From the Military About Drones

Amazon’s plan to offer a drone delivery service—Amazon Prime Air— is all the buzz. On Sunday on 60 Minutes, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled a next generation R&D project aimed at delivering packages in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). As a former Army intelligence officer who helped integrate UAVs into my unit’s […]

Special Operations or Drones?

Which is a worse violation of sovereignty—an airstrike from above by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or a ground raid from below by special operations forces? The question is not a purely theoretical exercise. As Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s new prime minister, stated in his first public speech since taking office. “We respect the sovereignty of […]

Washington Post TV: Drone warfare in Pakistan

On Background with Nia-Malika Henderson: Drone warfare, featuring Truman National Security Project Defense Council Member Pierre Hines. Click here to watch the entire interview.

France 24: US Drone Secrecy: Licence to Kill

Center for National Policy President Scott Bates discusses the implications of America’s drone policies Click here to watch part one of the panel Click here to watch part two of the panel

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