Drones for "urban warfare"

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The business of marketing drones to law enforcement is booming. Now that Congress has ordered the Federal Aviation Administration to open up U.S. airspace to unmanned vehicles, the aerial surveillance technology first developed in the battle space of Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan is fueling a burgeoning market in North America. And even though they're moving from war zones to American markets, the language of combat and conflict remains an important part of their sales pitch -- a fact that ought to concern citizens worried about the privacy implications of domestic drones.

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