"The U.S. Government has made clear that stabilization missions requiring deployment of large numbers of personnel - military and civilian - are not on the agenda for the foreseeable future. Not only budget constraints, but also sobering experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan have produced a strategic shift."

Author Ann L. Phillips provides an overview of U.S. drone policy in the Sahel and elsewhere, and elaborates through analysis two major concerns with this evolving policy: mission effectiveness and moral hazard. Read more by opening the pdf link below.