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The word “drone” brings to mind the nearly silent, high-speed pilotless weapon system whose creators know as the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper. These live up to their pugnacious names, as the former can deliver two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and the latter, 14 Hellfire missiles or four Hellfire missiles and two 500 lb GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bombs or one 500 lb GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munition. Estimates of the numbers of drone victims in theaters of war such as Pakistan and Yemen in the period from 2004 to 2011 vary widely.

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James Ching

James Ching is an experienced California state prosecutor who now specializes in criminal, constitutional and labor law. A graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Law School, and a career Supervising Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice. he is the author of approximately a hundred published articles. As an appellate law specialist, he has argued more than five hundred appeals in various California state and federal higher courts, including three in the U.S. Supreme Court. A substantial number of these appeals have led to state and federal published opinions.

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