Why Drones Have Not Revolutionized War: The Enduring Hider-Finder Competition in Air Warfare

  title={Why Drones Have Not Revolutionized War: The Enduring Hider-Finder Competition in Air Warfare},
  author={Antonio Calcara and Andrea Gilli and Mauro Gilli and Raffaele Marchetti and Ivan Zaccagnini},
  journal={International Security},
Abstract According to the accepted wisdom in security studies, unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, have revolutionizing effects on war and world politics. Drones allegedly tilt the military balance in favor of the offense, reduce existing asymmetries in military power between major and minor actors, and eliminate close combat from modern battlefields. A new theory about the hider-finder competition between air penetration and air defense shows that drones are vulnerable to air… 

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  • E. Gartzke
  • Political Science
    Journal of Strategic Studies
  • 2019
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