For years, Americans have been enthralled with drones. Officially termed unmanned aerial vehicles, these drones have been increasingly gaining headlines with their implications. http://www.homeland-security-degree.org has created an infographic entitled â€śDrone Nationâ€ť detailing the use of drones throughout the world, and what the future may hold for these vehicles.
The United States, India, and Turkey top the global tally in drones. But even smaller countries such as Italy and Iran use drones. These numbers are slated to increase, as in the next 10 years, spending is predicted to increase over 128%-a collective percentage between the United States, the Asia-Pacific region, and Europe.
The use of drones is also a source of controversy, as the death toll has been rising since 2004. There have been over 2,300 deaths attributed to drone attacks, including 175 children and 535 citizens. Sadly, the United States classifies all men in Pakistan as potential terrorists in casualty situations.
Many Americans believe that drones are only used overseas, however, almost every state has at least one drone. While some states like Idaho have enacted laws banning drones from their state-both for personal use as well as law enforcement, the majority of states have yet to pass legislation blocking these vehicles, which means that at any point, these unmanned vehicles could be cruising overhead. This infographic displays a map showing which states have passed laws restricting drones, and which have not.
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