By Austin Scott
For the past few years, unmanned aerial vehicles, or “drones” as they are often called, have become a common tool used by our military overseas. Drone technology has been an invaluable resource to our operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We’ve also used drone surveillance along our southern border to prevent illegal immigration and combat drug trafficking.
Drones are an attractive tool for the military because of their cost-effectiveness and operator safety, among other things. Because of these benefits, drones also are being more widely considered by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies for domestic use in the United States.
Naturally, this development has stirred debate among many Americans.