May 31, 2019
One Nation Under Drones is an interesting and informative review of how robotic and unmanned systems are impacting every aspect of American life, from how we fight our wars to how we play to how we grow our food. Edited by John Jackson, this highly readable book features chapters from a dozen experts, researchers, and operators of the sophisticated systems that have become ubiquitous across the nation and around the world. Press reports have focused primarily on unmanned aerial vehicles, officially designated as UAVs, but more often referred to as “drones.”
Following a 27-year career as a Navy logistics officer, CAPT. JOHN E. JACKSON, USN (RET.) has spent more than three decades as an educator, author, and researcher in the field of technology and military operations. As a senior course moderator at the U.S. Naval War College he designed and regularly teaches a highly regarded course entitled “Unmanned Systems and Conflict in the 21st Century.” He is a frequent lecturer on this subject and testified before the House Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs in 2010. He lives in Middletown, Rhode Island.