Drone Strikes: Effectiveness, Consequences and Unmanned Aerial Systems Background


Erik Rudaski (Editor)

Series: Military and Veteran Issues
BISAC: POL012000

The United States increasingly relies on unmanned aerial vehicles, better known as drones, to target insurgent and terrorist groups around the world. Drones have a number of advantages that could fundamentally alter how the United States engages in counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations.

Unmanned aerial systems comprise a rapidly growing portion of the military budget, and have been a long-term interest of Congress. At times, Congress has encouraged the development of such systems; in other instances, it has attempted to rein in or better organize the Department of Defense’s efforts. This book discusses the effectiveness of drone strikes in counterinsurgency and counterterrorism campaigns; and focuses on the military uses of UAS. (Imprint: Novinka )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – The Effectiveness of Drone Strikes in Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism Campaigns (pp. 1-44)
James Igoe Walsh

Chapter 2 – US Unmanned Aerial Systems (pp. 45-110)
Jeremiah Gertler


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