Weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles have been hailed as powerful tools for reducing the threat of global terrorism, but what happens when they instill terror? One possibility is that the military’s use of armed drones may actually increase non-state terrorism.

Christopher J. Coyne is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, and Co-Editor of The Independent Review. He is the author of the new book, In Search of Monsters to Destroy: The Folly of American Empire and the Paths to Peace.
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Abigail R. Hall is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, and an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Tampa.
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