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Targeted Drone Strikes and the Growing Unrest in Yemen

By   /  January 1, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, International Law, International Security, News & Events, Remote Targeting, Use of Force  /  No Comments

By James Feeney Less than a month after the deadly terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the United States launched its first-ever deadly targeted drone strike and changed the way the United States conducted warfare in the future. Drone strikes dramatically increased since then and have been used in countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, […]

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CIA or DoD: Clarifying the Legal Framework Applicable to the Drone Authority Debate

By   /  April 4, 2013  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

From Rand Paul’s filibuster to a United Nations inquiry, the Obama Administration’s use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), known colloquially as “drones,” in its targeted killing operations has once again become the hot topic. The American public is questioning the morality and utility of drone operations while also pushing for greater accountability and transparency. In […]

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Drones and Unintended Consequences

By   /  March 27, 2013  /  AUMF, Featured, International Law, Laws of War / International Humanitarian Law, National Security Law, Remote Targeting, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

The introduction of new technology to warfare holds the potential for unforeseen consequences as the law and norms regulating the use of such technologies attempts to catch up. The Obama Administration recently expressed concern over the proliferation of drone technology and called for global rules governing their use. Like the transnational arms trade, bilateral treaties […]

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Government Drone Use in Civilian Airspace: Will Private Citizens Have a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy?

By   /  March 27, 2012  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Last month, President Obama signed into law H.R. 658, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which funds the FAA and sets policy for the aviation industry. One policy measure of particular concern is the law’s requirement that the FAA establish safety rules that will facilitate broad civilian (government) use of […]

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Beyond War: New Uses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles at Home Brings New Concerns

By   /  March 19, 2012  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is precisely what it sounds like, an aircraft without a pilot on board. It can fly autonomously based on pre-determined flight paths or it can be manually controlled from a remote location. Popularly called drones, th Dog Training – Perfect Pooch System! Upsells! is technology has come under scrutiny due […]

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