Military Drones in U.S. Skies Could Pave Way for Thousands of Civilian Ones

Military bringing home unmanned drones from Iraq, Afghanistan to U.S. airspace.

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From a military perspective, that couldn't be further from the truth, he says. "They're a platform. They're a piece of equipment just like any other airplane."

King points to other aircraft, like the F-16 Falcon, which carries surveillance technology comparable to a drone, but does not elicit the same kind of instinctive call for Fourth Amendment rights, he says.

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