The Sky Is the Limit for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Unmanned aerial vehicles are important weapons in the war in Iraq and in the fight against terrorism, but their applications are not limited to defense. Like the technologies developed for World War II and the Cold War, UAV technology promises to transform many aspects of our lives. What are the implications? What are the opportunities and threats? We’ll spell them out.

Unmanned aerial vehicles are filling the skies of Iraq and wreaking havoc on Al Qaeda. The first UAVs were intended for surveillance: simpl.....

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