Noam Lubell and Nathan Derejko (Essex): A Global Battlefield? Drones and the Geographical Scope of Armed Conflict. Unmanned aircraft have proved their prowess against al Qaeda; now they’re poised to take off on the home front — patrolling borders, tracking perps, dusting crops, and maybe watching us all? Terrorists will attack us with drones — bet on it. William Saletan writes in defense of drones: They're the worst form of war, except for all the others. In written responses to questions submitted by the Senate, John Brennan refused to rule out drone assassinations of American citizens on US soil. Liberals are more likely to favor targeted killings once they know it’s Obama's policy. What the Obama administration isn’t telling you about drones — the standard rule is capture, not kill. Joe Pappalardo on everything you wanted to know about drones. From The State, Adam Rothstein on how to write drone fiction (and more).