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Under The Radar: Some Pilots Of Small Drones Skirt FAA Rules
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President Obama speaks about his administration's drone and counterterrorism policies at the National Defense University on Thursday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Paul Applewhite of Applewhite Aero isn't allowed to fly this 3-pound Styrofoam plane. That's because he has added circuitry to make it autonomous — it can find its way to specified coordinates — which means it's an unmanned aerial vehicle requiring a special testing permit. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Will Bureaucracy Keep The U.S. Drone Industry Grounded?
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An unmanned drone patrols the U.S.-Canadian border. Attorney General Eric Holder, in a letter to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said the president could in an "extraordinary circumstance" order a drone strike inside the country. U.S. Customs and Border Protection /AP hide caption

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Joe Kummer, president of Propulsive Wing in Elbridge, N.Y., is rooting for having a drone test site in upstate New York. He says it could save him trips to the West Coast to try out new drone prototypes. Ryan Delaney/WRVO hide caption

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Seeking A 'Field Of Dreams' For A Rising Drone Industry
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Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announces a new medal that recognizes combat contributions made far from the battlefield. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Winning The Battle Remotely: New Medal Awards Evolving Warfare
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