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Robert A. Newson

Robert A. Newson
Captain Robert A. Newson is a Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) officer who recently led strategy and concept development for the Naval Special Warfare Command. Previously, he commanded Special Operations Command (Forward) in Yemen and NSW Support Activity, a cross-functional intelligence operations command, and served as director of the Joint Interagency Task Force – Counter Terrorism. Newson is a graduate of the University of Kansas and the Naval Postgraduate School (with distinction. He is a PhD candidate at the University of San Diego. The conclusions and opinions expressed are his own and do not reflect the official position of the U.S. government.
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Building a Survivable, Exquisite, Expensive Unmanned Aircraft Misses the Point

The Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Launched Surveillance and Strike aircraft should be at the heart of a comprehensive debate about the future of unmanned technology.