Drone Debate Highlights Obsolescence of U.S. Strategic Concepts

An MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle lands at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Nov. 10, 2008 (U.S. Air Force photo by Erik Gudmundson).
An MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle lands at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Nov. 10, 2008 (U.S. Air Force photo by Erik Gudmundson).
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Last week, the Stimson Center, an important Washington think tank that studies global security, released a major report on U.S. drone policy. This was noteworthy both because the topic is such a hot one and because of the stellar cast involved. The task force that produced the report was led by retired Gen. John Abizaid, former commander of the U.S. Central Command, and Georgetown University law professor Rosa Brooks, who recently served as counselor to the undersecretary of defense for policy. The other task force members also brought deep and wide-ranging experience in the military, security policymaking, law enforcement and […]

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