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Export Controls and Regulatory Challenges

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The Stimson Task Force on U.S. Drones Policy issued its report and recommendations in June 2014. The task force was supported by three expert working groups focused on different aspects of U.S. drones policy: ethics and law; export controls and regulatory challenges; and military utility, national security, and economics. The three working groups met periodically and provided detailed background, invaluable insights, and context to task force members, including key data points, topics for consideration, and potential recommendations. Each working group has produced a background report with its own recommendations, conclusions, and issues for further research.

The Export Controls Working Group evaluated whether current U.S. and international export controls on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) best promote the national security interests of the United States. This evaluation produced a series of possible recommendations for policy changes and initiatives for the U.S. government.

Read the report here.

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