Gradually but surely, the legal authority to disrupt or take down small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is expanding across agencies of the U.S. government. With that authority, counter-UAS systems will be applied to enforce the boundaries of a national patchwork of sensitive sites and facilities. The defense act President Donald Trump signed into law in December grants the Defense Department authority to track and use “reasonable force” to destroy drones intruding on military ...

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