The proliferation of military drone technology has created a serious problem for the international arena. This situation is eerily similar to the increase of nuclear weapons programs around the world in the mid 20th century. The United States came first, and was able to dictate the norms regarding the use of nuclear weapons. This would lead to the creation of the Nuclear Taboo — no first use of nuclear weapons. This globally accepted norm kept the use in nuclear weapons in check and prevented the detonation of a nuclear bomb in a military context after WWII. The proliferation of ballistic missile systems in the 80s and 90s also created a considerable security problem. In the reading, the authors explain that “Washington took concerted efforts to control their proliferation and use through export regulations, bilateral discussions, multilateral and indirect talks, and prohibitions to prevent missile transfers.” However, the spread of drone technology has not created the same worry that nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles presented. Perhaps because they are still simply viewed as pilot-less planes and not the game changing technologies that they really are. There has been no significant effort to control their proliferation or use. The situation with nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles is remarkable similar to the spread of drone warfare capabilities across the planet. What began in the U.S. has spread to almost every significant country in the world. However, unlike with nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, drone warfare has been used and has become increasingly more widespread. Under the Obama administration, the U.S. conducted a large number of drone strikes across multiple war zones. President Trump has more than tripled the amount of drone strikes being carried out. Working for the Council on Foreign Relations, Micah Zenko “noted in March that Trump was carrying out a drone strike every 1.8 days, compared to every 5.4 days under Obama.” The increase of U.S. drone use in war zones could set a dangerous precedent. Just as with nuclear weapons, the United States should act as a norm setter for other countries in regards to the use of drones. The use of these technologies should both be very restrained and calculated. How will the U.S. be able to condemn other countries for offensively using drones when it is doing the same thing. Countries around the world will increasingly think about using drones for their own interests, creating a serious security threat for both the United States, and the entire international arena. With the current policy of the Trump administration regarding drone use, it could soon be too late to create any norms regarding their use. It will be fair game for everyone.