Ben Lerner, the vice president for government relations at the Center for Security Policy, gave a very informative talk on drone proliferation at a recent Center gathering on Capitol Hill. Those interested in security issues would be well-advised to heed some of the challenges Mr. Lerner discusses – and which are described below – as we move further into the 21st century, where drone warfare will become only more prevalent and important. As Lerner points out, “you don’t have to be one of the good guys to acquire drone technology. Hostile nation-states, as well as non-state actors such as terrorist organizations or drug cartels, are getting their hands on drones as well.”
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