Nuclear bombs and other weapons of mass destruction are hard to acquire. As he highlighted David Ignatius’ “Bloodmoney: A Novel of Espionage,” the Atlantic’s Steve Clemons asked a worrisome question: What happens when America’s enemies get drones? “While the U.S. is today preparing to further expand its drone force and as of late arm Italian drones, Iran is now trying to develop its own drones. So too it seems China and Russia,” Clemons wrote. “The question that President Obama, who has admitted direct, routinized involvement in creating the drone ‘kill list,’ should ponder is what will happen as the barriers to entry on drone technology fall enough so that an adversary’s drones can be deployed against U.S. and allied forces and interests.”
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