Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents Volume 134: The Domestic Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Hardcover | February 17, 2014

byDouglas Lovelace, Kristen Boon

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Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents is a series that provides primary source documents and expert commentary on various topics relating to the worldwide effort to combat terrorism. Among the documents collected are transcripts of Congressional testimony, reports by such federalgovernment bodies as the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO), United Nations Security Council resolutions, reports and investigations by the United Nations Secretary-General and other dedicated UN bodies, and case law from the U.S. and around the globecovering issues related to terrorism. Most volumes focus on a single theme, and inside each volume the documents usually appear within topic-based categories. The series also includes a subject index and other indices that guide the user through this complex area of the law.Volume 134, The Domestic Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, examines an issue that is just now beginning to emerge as a subject of public debate, as the implications of new technological capabilities begin to become clear and the legal limits of the uses of those technologies begin to be tested.Professor Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr., who has provided the introductory commentary to this volume, has selected several illuminating documents that examine various aspects of this issue. These documents consider the expanding use of unmanned aerial vehicles (or drones) for surveillance activities byboth border enforcement and domestic law enforcement officials; the privacy implications of the potentially highly intrusive surveillance capabilities of drone technology; and concerns that drones will be used for non-surveillance purposes within U.S. borders. Other topics include the state of theunmanned aircraft manufacturing sector in the U.S., the legal implications of the integration of drones into domestic airspace, and the constitutional implications of the expanding use of facial recognition technology.

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Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents is a series that provides primary source documents and expert commentary on various topics relating to the worldwide effort to combat terrorism. Among the documents collected are transcripts of Congressional testimony, reports by such federalgovernment bodies as the Congressional Research Ser...

Douglas Lovelace, Jr., is the Director of the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College. Earlier in his military career, he worked on national security directives. He holds an MBA degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a J.D. from Widener School of Law. Kristen E. Boon is Director of International Programs ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:326 pages, 7.2 × 10 × 0.91 inPublished:February 17, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr.: CommentaryDOCUMENT NO. 1: Legal Issues Related to the Lethal Targeting of U.S. Citizens Suspected of Terrorist Activities, Congressional Research Service Legal Memorandum, Jennifer K. Elsea, May 4, 2012DOCUMENT NO. 2: CBP's Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Nation's Border Security, Office of Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security, May 30, 2012DOCUMENT NO. 3: Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Use in the National Airspace System and the Role of the Department of Homeland Security, GAO Report 12-889T, testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, Statementof Gerald L. Dillingham, Ph.D., Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, July 19, 2012DOCUMENT NO. 4: Pilotless Drones: Background and Considerations for Congress Regarding Unmanned Aircraft Operations in the National Airspace System, CRS Report No. R42718, Bart Elias, September 10, 2012DOCUMENT NO. 5: Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Measuring Progress and Addressing Potential Privacy Concerns Would Facilitate Integration into the National Airspace System, GAO Report 12-981, September 2012DOCUMENT NO. 6: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Manufacturing Trends, CRS Report No. R42938, Glennon J. Harrison, January 30, 2013DOCUMENT NO. 7: Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Continued Coordination, Operational Data, and Performance Standards Needed to Guide Research and Development, testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, Statement of Gerald L.Dillingham, Ph.D., Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, February 15, 2013DOCUMENT NO. 8: Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy, Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, Hearing on "The Future of Drones in America: Law Enforcement and Privacy Considerations," March 20, 2013DOCUMENT NO. 9: Statement of Senator John Cornyn, Senate Judiciary Committee, Hearing on "The Future of Drones in America: Law Enforcement and Privacy Considerations," March 20, 2013DOCUMENT NO. 10: Written Statement of Ryan Calo, Senate Judiciary Committee, Hearing on "The Future of Drones in America: Law Enforcement and Privacy Considerations," March 20, 2013DOCUMENT NO. 11: Opening Statement of Michael Tuscano, Senate Judiciary Committee, Hearing on "The Future of Drones in America: Law Enforcement and Privacy Considerations," March 20, 2013DOCUMENT NO. 12: Testimony and Statement for the Record of Amie Stepanovich, Senate Judiciary Committee, Hearing on "The Future of Drones in America: Law Enforcement and Privacy Considerations," March 20, 2013DOCUMENT NO. 13: Written Testimony of Benjamin Miller, Senate Judiciary Committee, Hearing on "The Future of Drones in America: Law Enforcement and Privacy Considerations," March 20, 2013DOCUMENT NO. 14: Drones in Domestic Surveillance Operations: Fourth Amendment Implications and Legislative Responses, CRS Report R42701, Richard M. Thompson II, April 3, 2013DOCUMENT NO. 15: Integration of Drones into Domestic Airspace: Selected Legal Issues, CRS Report R42940, Alissa M. Dolan and Richard M. Thompson II, April 4, 2013DOCUMENT NO. 16: Unmanned Aircraft and the Human Element: Public Perceptions and First Responder Concerns, Joe Eyerman et al., Institute for Homeland Security Solutions, Duke University, June 2013DOCUMENT NO. 17: What Facial Recognition Technology Means for Privacy and Civil Liberties, written testimony of Jennifer Lynch, Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, July 18, 2012