Ep. 21: How to kill a drone; Toward a smarter, cheaper US presence in the Middle East and more.

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This week on the program:

  • How to rethink America’s force distribution across the Middle East. Can it be done smarter? Can it be done cheaper? Mara Karlin of the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and Melissa Dalton of the Center for Strategic and International Studies sat down (1:49) with Defense One’s Bradley Peniston to answer those questions and more.
  • Then (29:11) we’ll turn to one of the newest weapons of war — consumer drones packed with explosives. We’ll speak to Arthur Holland Michel of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College, and (35:04) Brett Velicovich of Expert Drones to learn about the gear that’s emerged to stop these things, how hard it is, and how market dynamics are creating an arms race to both reduce and enable the dangers of consumer drones.

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