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Author Davis, Lynn E. (Lynn Etheridge), 1943-

Title Armed and dangerous? : UAVs and U.S. security / Lynn E. Davis, Michael J. McNerney, James Chow, Thomas Hamilton, Sarah Harting, Daniel Byman.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (31 pages) : color illustrations, color maps.
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Series RAND Corporation research report series ; RR-449-RC
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-449-RC.
Note Caption title.
"RAND Corporation."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 26-30).
Summary Armed drones are making the headlines, especially in their role in targeted killings. In this report, RAND researchers stepped back and asked whether these weapons are transformative. The answer is no, though they offer significant capabilities to their users, especially in counterterrorism operations as has been the case for the United States. Will they proliferate? Yes, but upon a closer look at the types of systems, only a few rich countries will be in a position to develop the higher technology and longer range systems. U.S. adversaries and others will likely find weapons such as aircraft and air defenses more cost and militarily effective. Their proliferation will not create the kinds of global dangers that call for new arms control efforts, but the risks to regional stability cannot be dismissed entirely, as is the case of any conventional weapon. How the United States will use these weapons today and into the future will be important in shaping a broader set of international norms that discourage their misuse by others.
Note Print version.
Subject Drone aircraft -- Risk assessment -- United States.
Technology -- Risk assessment -- United States.
Military art and science -- Technological innovations -- United States.
Arms control -- United States.
National security -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Arms Control.
Arms control. (OCoLC)fst00814908
Military art and science -- Technological innovations. (OCoLC)fst01020921
National security. (OCoLC)fst01033711
Technology -- Risk assessment. (OCoLC)fst01145197
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author McNerney, Michael J. (Michael Joseph)
Chow, James, 1966-
Hamilton, Thomas (Physical scientist)
Harting, Sarah J.
Byman, Daniel, 1967-
International Security and Defense Policy Center.
Rand Corporation.
Other Form: Print vversion: Davis, Lynn E. (Lynn Etheridge), 1943- Armed and dangerous? [Santa Monica, CA] : RAND Corporation, [2014] 9780833085887 (OCoLC)877369408
ISBN 9780833086341 (electronic bk.)
0833086340 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/RR-449-RC
Standard No. NLGGC 383161894
GBVCP 1008661856
AU@ 000066334087

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