Birmingham Policy Commission VI: The Security Impact of Drones


The sixth Birmingham Policy Commission examined the security implications for the British Government of drone technology, both civil and military. The Commission brought together leading academics from the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security at the University of Birmingham with NGO experts and distinguished former public servants. It was chaired by Sir David Omand, former UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator and a former Permanent Secretary of the Home Office and Director of GCHQ. The Commission has taken evidence from a wide range of British, US, and French experts, as well as inviting written submissions from around the world.  The Report was launched at the Royal United Services Institute on 22nd October 2014. Full details on the Policy Commission VI.

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