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At -- -- the old saying about the three most important factors in real estate location location location.
May also be true in the ongoing discussion about the use of drones.
They are a fact of life and death on foreign soil but what about here at home.
Here's chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge.
When most Americans think of drones they think of the Obama administration's targeted killing of al-Qaeda operatives overseas.
Including the American born -- -- -- -- Monty who was taken up by the CIA in September 2011 during recent confirmation hearings the president's pick to lead the agency was pressed for answers.
Do you believe that the president should provide an individual.
With the opportunity to surrender.
-- I haven't spoken about any specific operate I and other I have talked about the concept -- because you talked about the cuts right.
Within a series of supplemental questions Brendan said quote.
This administration has -- carried out drone strikes inside the United States and has no intention of doing so but there is every intention to expand the use of so called mini -- Use mostly by local police and first responders the FAA has granted 327.
And it projects as many as 101000 licensed systems by 2017.
It's really just an extra tool in the tool kit for these first responders to -- And it's more affordable than a lot of the -- assets that are out there.
ID kits like Gretchen last seen most drones licensed through the FAA will look like this for talking that's and it's very small this could -- the trunk of a police car.
They cannot be aren't they cost between ten and 50000 dollars with flight times of an hour or less -- they would use them for.
That specific missions such as finding a lost person.
Or for monitoring traffic or for it potentially for crowd control they be -- -- tool for generalized mass surveillance by the government.
But critics like the ACL -- A kind of digital wild west -- the law is easily outpaced by technology.
There is some case law about aerial surveillance that's not necessarily.
Encouraging when it comes to protecting privacy for example the Supreme Court ruled that the police can look down and your backyard even if you have a high fence.
-- no warrant you have no.
Fourth -- protection there.
With congress -- requiring the integration of UAV's into the already crowded public airspace.
The drone debate hasn't begun to address the conundrum of private users.
What are we seeing also from the hobbyists world are they running ahead of those are they -- Heading towards a dangerous conflict it's a different world in terms of modeling it and you know how they're gonna come together.
-- to be -- Given a significant privacy issues the Department of Homeland Security is now setting up -- group to study the impact of government you ladies.
On civil liberties civil rights legal and other policy issues -- Kevin thank you so do you -- drone should be deployed over American soil.
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