U.S. drone successes trigger development race

11/29/2012 | Huffington Post, The

A global arms race to develop drone technology is rapidly changing the nature of modern warfare, David Wood writes. The most effective use of drones has been by the U.S. in places such as Pakistan and Afghanistan, but the rest of the world is catching up: More than 50 nations now operate surveillance drones, and an increasing number of countries are fitting their drones with weapons. "This is a robotics revolution, but it's not just an American revolution -- everyone's involved, from Hezbollah to paparazzi," said Peter W. Singer of the Brookings Institution.

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