Blades of glory: at a trade fair in Hanover, Germany, March 2014 (Reuters / Fabrizio Bensch)
The commercial use of unmanned drones, in everything from farming to bridge inspection, has nearly unlimited potential. But right now, the industry’s takeoff is being blocked by a giant obstacle in the way: the Federal Aviation Administration.
For Derek Chollet and Ben Fishman, former officials in the Obama administration, the 2011 U.S.-led military intervention in Libya was the right thing to do even with the chaos there today. Not so, replies Alan Kuperman.
Tiny Djibouti in the Horn of Africa is a key strategic outpost for U.S. armed forces. But with China getting in on the act, Washington would do well to pay more attention to the country—or risk losing its foothold there.