Terrorist and Insurgent Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Use, Potentials, and Military Implications (Paperback)

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This book focuses on the present threat posed by terrorist and insurgent use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as well as associated future threat potentials. It also presents a counterintuitive analysis in the sense that armed drones are typically viewed as a component of America’s conventional warfighting prowess—not a technology that would be used against U.S. troops deployed overseas or against civilians back home. The emerging threat of such UAV use against us is investigated, and the unique analysis and creative approach related to the threat scenario variants generated are very informative. Undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in homeland security, military science, warfare studies, and criminal justice may be interested in this volume. U.S. Army soldiers and sister organizations may also find value in this publication.

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About the Author


ROBERT J. BUNKER is 2015 Futurist in Residence, Behavioral Research and Instruction Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy, Quantico, VA, and an Adjunct Research Professor, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. He is also Adjunct Faculty, Division of Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate University, and a Non-Resident Counterterrorism Fellow, TRENDS Research & Advisory, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Past professional associations include Distinguished Visiting Professor and Minerva Chair at the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College; Chief Executive Officer, Counter-OPFOR Corporation; Adjunct Faculty, School of Policy, Planning, and Development, University of Southern California; Terrorism Instructor, California Specialized Training Institute, California Office of Emergency Services; Staff Member (Consultant), Counter-OPFOR Program, National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center-West; Fellow, Institute of Land Warfare, Association of the U.S. Army; Adjunct Faculty, National Security Studies M.A. Program and Political Science Department, California State University San Bernardino; and Faculty, Unconventional Warfare M.A. Distance Education Program, American Military University. Dr. Bunker has delivered over 200 presentations—including papers and training—to military, law enforcement, academic, and policy audiences including U.S. Congressional Testimony. He has hundreds of publications ranging from edited books and booklets through reports, chapters, articles and essays, response guidance, subject bibliographies, and encyclopedia entries in academic, policy, military and law enforcement venues. Among these are Studies in Gangs and Cartels, with John P. Sullivan (Routledge, 2013), and Red Teams and Counterterrorism Training with Stephen Sloan, (University of Oklahoma, 2011); and edited (and co-edited) works including Global Criminal and Sovereign Free Economies and the Demise of the Western Democracies (Routledge, 2014), Criminal Insurgencies in Mexico and the Americas: The Gangs and Cartels Wage War (Routledge, 2012), Narcos Over the Border: Gangs, Cartels and Mercenaries (Routledge, 2011), Criminal-States and Criminal-Soldiers (Routledge, 2008), Networks, Terrorism and Global Insurgency (Routledge, 2005), and Non-State Threats and Future Wars (Routledge, 2002). Dr. Bunker holds university degrees in political science, government, social science, anthropology-geography, behavioral science, and history.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781584876984
ISBN-10: 1584876980
Publisher: Department of the Army
Publication Date: September 9th, 2016
Pages: 71
Language: English