Sarah Kreps and Micah Zenk, Foreign Affaires
The U.S. drone program has the greatest reach. Since 2008, the United States has conducted more than 1,000 drone strikes in Afghanistan. From 2008 to 2012, the United States conducted 48 drone strikes in Iraq; in 2011, it launched at least 145 drone strikes in Libya. The use of armed drones in more traditional conflicts has been far less controversial, even if it is more prevalent, than their use off the battlefield. Nonetheless, Washington has conducted almost 400 drones strikes in Pakistan, over 100 in Yemen, around 18 in Somalia, and at least one (in 2006) in the Philippines.
Israel and the United Kingdom, meanwhile, have also deployed armed drones, although in far smaller numbers.
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The article initially was published in Foreign Affaires: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2014-02-12/next-drone-wars