The U.S. government is rightly concerned with the ethical,
legal and strategic considerations that are being developed to govern the use of
remotely piloted aircraft, or drones. But it should also give time and
attention to the long-term prospects for a domestic drone industry, a Stimson
Center project manager told a Portland audience Tuesday.
Rachel Stohl, a senior associate with the Managing Across
Boundaries initiative at the non-partisan Stimson Center, spoke to the World
Affairs Council of Oregon Tuesday about a recently issued Stimson Center report
and recommendations on U.S. drone policy. Among the report’s recommendations:
The United States should develop a sophisticated export control strategy for
drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs.
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