Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are large remote-controlled aircrafts capable of carrying approximately 2 tons of military equipment, supplies, and can be armed with weaponry. Many can fly over 3500 miles per flight at heights up to 50,000-feet. Increasingly used in the “War on Terrorism” since the attacks on 9/11, the US continues to use UAVs to attack terrorists in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, and others.
"U.S. Military Drones,"
Susquehanna University Political Review: Vol. 8
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarlycommons.susqu.edu/supr/vol8/iss1/7