Deadlier Skies: Risks and Benefits of Drone Technology

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Drone Warfare

Last week, the U.S. nearly launched retaliatory attacks against Iran for the shooting down of a U.S. military drone that was operating in the region.  While the Trump Administration has been casting some doubt in recent days as to whether the downing of the aircraft was authorized at the highest levels in Iran, the incident highlights the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in conflict zones and just how quickly incidents involving drones can lead to escalation.  And it’s not just the military that is affected by this fast-developing technology that’s giving a lot more power to the person holding the controls. 

Singapore’s Changi airport was forced to close multiple runways recently after unauthorized drones were spotted operating nearby.

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