International Security & Foreign Policy

Drone Wars: Drone Proliferation and Its Impact on the Future Character of War

Grant Year: 2022


Stacie Pettyjohn will assess the role that unmanned aerial vehicles could play in a U.S.–China conflict. She will examine the proliferation of drone technology; study how drones were used during conflicts in Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Ukraine; organize a war game on prospective roles for drones in a U.S.–China conflict; and travel to Japan and Taiwan to solicit regional input. The project’s findings will be presented in a report.

Center For a New American Security International Security & Foreign Policy

$200,000