Drone Strikes and the Public Authority Exception

ALI BASE, Iraq — A Predator MQ-1B Unmanned Aerial Vehicle from the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron takes off in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom here July 9. Through the use of advanced capabilities, focused doctrine and detailed training the predator provides integrated and synchronized close air combat operations, to include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sabrina Johnson)