A drone flew perilously close to the White House in Washington, DC, landing on the lawn at 3AM yesterday morning. The security breach alarmed the U.S. Secret Service, charged with protecting President Obama and his family. The president's young daughters, Malia and Sasha, were at home during the time of the incident. Secret Service representative Brian Leary stated, "An investigation is under way to determine the origin of this commercially available device, motive and to identify suspects." Acording to reports, a man contacted the government to report his drone accidentally crashed on the White House lawn.
Police car outside the White House
Security experts have expressed their concern at the incident and with good reason. A drone can be used to disseminate deadly substances in the way of bio-terrorism or a bomb potent enough to take out the entire White House. The government is seeking a method of disabling drones that wander too close to the White House. There are high end technological items that use pulse signals and RF that can be used to disable electronic items. They should be effective on drones.
The Judiciary Report has written in two past articles that the perimeter surrounding the White House's air and physical space needs to be widened. The government should not wait for something bad to happen to implement the necessary changes. The average person does not have bad intentions, but make no mistake, some have the capacity to kill.