In 2001, a U.S. military drone, Predator, became the first weapon to stalk and kill an individual on the other side of the planet.1 Controlled from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) campus in Virginia, the Predator hovered over a compound in Afghanistan, which housed Mullah Mohammed Omar, an ally of Osama Bin Laden.2 The Predator drone then followed a convoy and fired missiles at the target.3 While not all drones are designed with deadly force in mind, the Predator drone demonstrates the striking extent of drone capabilities.

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