Terrorist and insurgent Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) use, Potentials, and military implications – Emerging Threats, History, Chronological Narrative, Implications and Policy Responses
The work is contra-analysis in the sense that armed drones are usually seen as part of America’s conventional warfighting prowess – not a technology that could be used against US troops abroad or citizens back used to house. Using a red teaming approach, the author, Dr. Robert J. Bunker, a past Minerva chair at our institution, the emerging threat of such UAV use. Its unique analysis and creative approach, especially when generated in connection with the threat scenario variants, provide for reading very informative.
The work is divided into an introduction to the current, a UAV historical overview and discussion of current use by the US military, a chronological narrative of terrorist and insurgent UAV use (and attempted use) 1994 2015, subsequent baselines and trending identified and anticipated opportunities derived from these trends – based on tactical, operational and strategic influencing scenarios and the ensuing military implications and suggested policy responses this entails. The analysis not only has immediate value for Army force protection and counter-terrorism programs, but also for the research carried out on projected robot-on-man force-on-force commands in type insurgency environments, as well as strategic considerations emerging “drone swarm “concepts and the changing nature of warfare and robotic Landpower evolving technologies and ever fielded.
Strategic Studies Institute hopes that the analysis and recommendations will be in this monograph useful for the various US military organizations affected by non-governmental threat UAV use and entities sister services as well executed as well as the domestic police and federal law enforcement bodies responsible for combating terrorism and homeland security missions. Furthermore, other Army and sister service entities, as well as various US policy bodies, hopefully the larger implications will that emanates from this report can be found in connection with semi-autonomous and autonomous UAV robotic kind of any benefit.