Saturday, 8 November 2014

Media Interview: Drone Flights over French Nuclear Plants

Chatham House Associate Fellow David Livingstone speaks to the Financial Times about the recent spate of drone flights over French nuclear power plants: 

“The concern is that someone is considering an attack, looking to penetrate the perimeter using genuine weaponry, or planning a protest,” said David Livingstone, associate fellow for international security at the think-tank Chatham House. “Unless you know where the data are going back to, or who is controlling the drone, you don’t know if it’s just people messing around, an environmental group, terrorists, or even a nation state.”

He said the mystery also raises questions – at a time when Western governments are increasingly using drones to catch criminals at home and attack enemies abroad – about the preparedness of states for the use of the technology against themselves. 

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