Military Review English Edition November-December 2015 - Page 70

(Associated Press photo) A camera-equipped Phantom unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made by Chinese company Dajiang Innovations (DJI) hovers 10 January 2015 during a test in Shanghai, China. A DJI-manufactured UAV like the one shown crashed on the White House lawn 26 January 2015. Countering the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Threat Col. Matthew T. Tedesco, U.S. Army A key lesson of history is that every war is different. Consequently, to benefit from the insights provided by history, prudent war planners must confront the probability of the unexpected by applying training, doctrine, and equipment aimed at anticipating and addressing a wide variety of future challenges. For example, militaries that are not examining ways to defend against th e use of 64 unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) are not preparing adequately for the next war, or even the emergence of an already clear and present danger to their interests. Unfortunately, the U.S. military has been among those slow to acknowledge the UAS threat and has only recently started to examine the basic requirements to address the challenges associated with UAS defense. Although the United States—fueled by November-December 2015  MILITARY REVIEW