China to Lead World in Drone Production
May 02, 2014
China to Lead World in Drone Production
A state-owned Chinese defense company will comprise over half the UAV market during the next decade.
China to Lead World in Drone Production
Will China’s New Stealth Drone Fly From Aircraft Carriers?
November 22, 2013
Will China’s New Stealth Drone Fly From Aircraft Carriers?
Beijing’s first “UFO-like” stealth combat drone conducted its first flight test on Thursday.
Will China’s New Stealth Drone Fly From Aircraft Carriers?
Japan to Shoot Down Foreign Drones
October 22, 2013
Japan to Shoot Down Foreign Drones
Prime Minister Abe has approved a plan to shoot down foreign drones flying above Japanese airspace.
Japan to Shoot Down Foreign Drones
August 24, 2013
Present at Creation: How I Pioneered Drone Warfare
Not targeting al-Qaeda to keep its ranks thin is like not battling Japan for fear of creating kamikaze pilots.
Present at Creation: How I Pioneered Drone Warfare
Aided by Russia, China Expands A2/AD Range
July 12, 2013
Aided by Russia, China Expands A2/AD Range
Plus, Russia’s Navy is growing at an unprecedented rate. Thursday defense links.
Aided by Russia, China Expands A2/AD Range
Here Come...China's Drones
March 02, 2013
Here Come...China's Drones
China is developing its own drone technology — for its own military and for sale around the world.
Here Come...China's Drones
Lasers: Asia's Coming
January 15, 2013
Lasers: Asia's Coming "Sci-Fi" Arms Race
More and more direct-energy weapons appear to be the wave of the future.
Lasers: Asia's Coming "Sci-Fi" Arms Race
Why There Was No U.S.-Iran Drone Crisis
November 23, 2012
Why There Was No U.S.-Iran Drone Crisis
The fact that both sides kept Iran’s attack on a U.S. drone quiet until after the American election could signal hope towards compromise.
Why There Was No U.S.-Iran Drone Crisis
The Ultimate Missile Defense: Drones?
November 05, 2012
The Ultimate Missile Defense: Drones?
Japanese missile defenses were unable to track N. Korea’s April missile launch. Could drones be the solution?
The Ultimate Missile Defense: Drones?
Will America's Addiction to Drone Strikes Backfire?
October 23, 2012
Will America's Addiction to Drone Strikes Backfire?
The over-use of armed UAVs sets a dangerous precedent as more nations acquire the technology.
Will America's Addiction to Drone Strikes Backfire?
When Drones Decide to Kill on Their Own
October 01, 2012
When Drones Decide to Kill on Their Own
“…the idea that drones could start making life-and-death decisions should be cause for concern.”
When Drones Decide to Kill on Their Own
U.S. Seeks Foreign Arm Sales
September 10, 2012
U.S. Seeks Foreign Arm Sales
With fiscal constraints at home, defense industry is recouping revenues abroad, while enhancing U.S. allies’ capabilities.
U.S. Seeks Foreign Arm Sales
Why Drone Strikes Cede 'Hearts and Minds' to Taliban
September 06, 2012
Why Drone Strikes Cede 'Hearts and Minds' to Taliban
An incident in Kunar illustrates how NATO’s confused approach to counterinsurgency in Afghanistan is failing to meet its objectives.
Why Drone Strikes Cede 'Hearts and Minds' to Taliban
Do Drone Strikes on al-Qaida Make Us Safer?
July 20, 2012
Do Drone Strikes on al-Qaida Make Us Safer?
Moral or immoral, do drone strikes work? Sean M. Lynn-Jones weighs the evidence.
Do Drone Strikes on al-Qaida Make Us Safer?
Drone Warfare Goes Local
February 20, 2012
Drone Warfare Goes Local
UAV’s are nothing new in warfare. But private groups are now using such technology to support their aims.
Drone Warfare Goes Local
Obama's Drone War
February 06, 2012
Obama's Drone War
President Obama’s admission of drone strikes in Pakistan was telling. They may, however, not be very effective.
Obama's Drone War
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief