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    Should the United States Continue Its Use of Drone Strikes Abroad? Remotely-controlled aircraft, otherwise known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones can be equipped with bombs and missiles for attack missions. The original drone, the MQ-1 Predator and the upgraded MQ-9 Reaper are the two most commonly used unmanned aerial vehicles. They are cherished for their ability to fly thousands of feet over a target for long durations of time and relay high-resolution, live reconnaissance. In September of 2000, lobbying began to weaponize the MQ-1 (Predator) drone with air-to-ground missiles for use as a battlefield weapon. It was not until the attacks on Sep. 11, 2001, that the Bush administration was able to authorize the armed Predator program and begin the subsequent "War on Terror," which enabled the United States to begin the use of thousands of drones to kill suspected terrorists in Somalia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and other countries. The use of unmanned aerial vehicles has created great controversy in recent years; this is in part because of the September 2011 authorized, targeted killing of Anwar al-Awlaki. Awlaki…

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    subject to a whirlwind of change, starting from the initial days of taking to the sky in clumsy contraptions of wood and canvas to the modern jetliners that ferry millions of people around the globe. Over the past few decades, however, there have been vast efforts to create aeroplanes that remove the humans from the equation called UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). UAVs are powered aerial vehicles that do not carry human operators. They use aerodynamic forces to provide air vehicle lift like…

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    The pros and cons of drone warfare. Introduction Drones are all the more formally known as aerial vehicles. Unmanned aerial vehicles well-known as drones. Basically, a drone is a flying robot. The flying apparatus can be remotely controlled or can fly independently through programming controlled flight arranges in their installed embedded systems working through a GPS. Years before drones were used in combat; drones have proven to increase surveillance, reconnaissance, and general military…

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    alternate source for a man. UAV's are very fast, being unmanned they can travel faster and more undetectable than jets. With this, there is reassurance that a military can stay one step ahead of enemy lines. Speed is not the only category, though. Persistence is completely dominant over other alternatives. A fleet of drones can capture twice the amount of footage or do twice the amount of damage in half the time for half the cost that a manned jet is able to do. "Small UAV's are being armed…

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    An important asset of drones is their ability to remain in the air longer than any human pilot, the spy-drones having a flight endurance of approximately 40 hours, while the armed ones can stay for 14 hour in the air. The extended flight time allows for uninterrupted surveillance, and The Global War on Terror has shown how effective drones are at eliminating threats at no risk to the human operator (Morbi). According to P. W. Singer, “the introduction of unmanned systems to the battlefield…

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    Hot air balloons set the Precedent for Information Collection. Understanding a need for intelligence on the Confederate Army’s strength and disposition President Abraham Lincoln commissioned Thaddeus Lowe to use hot air balloons for surveillance. In 1861, Lowe created the Balloon Corps to provide aerial surveillance of Confederate troops for the Union Army (Gould, 2016). The Balloon Corps flew thousands of surveillance missions in support of the Union Amy until its dismantling in 1863. The…

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    The Positive Effects of U.S. Drones Being Used Abroad Should the U.S. Use Drones Abroad? In early 2016, it was perpetuated that the leader of the Afghan Taliban was killed via an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), commonly known as drones. (Harris, “Obama Says Mullah Mansour, Taliban Leader, Was Killed in U.S. Strike”). Although many people do believe and argue relentless that drones are highly dangerous and are a breach of public privacy, it has also saved the United States a lot of time,…

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    Technology is everywhere- a world without the internet, smartphones, computers and many more technologies that make our life easier seem to be impossible. It has and will always change our life- warfare is not an exception. One of the most important changes in warfare within the last decades is the development of unmanned aerial vehicles-better known as drones. As the name already explains itself, drones are aerial vehicles, air crafts, without human pilots in them. They come in different…

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    warfare, first strongly used in 2002 by the CIA to target Osama bin Laden after the series of attacks that occurred on United States soil on September eleventh. During the time of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, there was an estimated total of 100,000 flight hours by conducted by drones in support. Also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs for short, drones are used by the military primarily for surveillance purposes. However, during recent years, drones have been used…

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    harm; and this is where drones come into play. Technically called “unmanned aerial vehicles” (UAVs) drones are aircraft unassisted by pilots, encompassing everything from military vehicles to just plain use for recreation. Although having been in use for the past 50 years, recent concerns on Drones have made people question whether they should be available to anyone or should the federal government restrict the sales and use of drones, and I for one support their restriction. Although they’ve…

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