Pentagon plans for drone program through 2038
Since 2002, the US has launched 461 drone strikes, killing over 3,500 people – 457 of whom were civilians, according to recent research. The strikes occurred in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. The Pentagon recently released its annual report on the use of unmanned systems, which laid out a roadmap – through 2038 – of how the unmanned aerial vehicle program will continue to develop. RT’s Meghan Lopez talks about the UAV program’s past and future with Mary Ellen O’Connell, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame, and Abraham Wagner, an adjunct professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University.
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