This book offers the first historical overview of drones, from their inception to the present. The focus is on military and civil uses, the beneficial as well as the harmful aspects of this technology. These uses range from land surveying, disaster prevention, package delivery and journalism, to the surveillance of combat zones and political protesters, the tracing of cell phones, and scanning of license plates. Using the example of the Bundeswehr’s failed Euro Hawk project, the authors discuss issues of aviation law and cite experts on the gray zones of international law with regard to the armed drone deployments of the United States. The authors spoke with German air force generals and drone pilots, with American law professors and Pakistani lawyers, and let the UN special rapporteurs for “extrajudicial killings” have their say as well.
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