Small Wars Journal


Drone Technology Proliferation in Small Wars SWJED Wed, 10/02/2019 - 8:18am
The recent drone attacks targeting critical components of Saudi Arabia’s energy sector, highlighted by the September fourteenth attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Khurais oilfield and Abqaiq refinery, demonstrate the strategic effect small drones can make in conflict zones.
Micro-UAV Augmented 3D Tactics SWJED Tue, 09/25/2018 - 1:29am
Written as a tactics, techniques and procedure analysis, this paper attempts to extend the notion of 3D tactics in the context of new and emerging technology. The paper will also look at the implications for modelling the observe-orient-decide-act (OODA) loop decision making process.
Narco-Drones: A New Way to Transport Drugs SWJED Wed, 07/05/2017 - 1:34am

A narcotrafficking technique first used in Mexico now expands to other countries in Central and South America.

The Evolution of Punishment: Drones, High-Value Targeting, and the Neurobiology of Mechanical Justice SWJED Mon, 07/03/2017 - 1:49pm

An illusion persists where people seem somehow convinced that the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to kill is somehow safer or better than available alternatives.