But misses. According to the article, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little "stopped short of calling the incident an act of war". It's not clear from the article whether this assertion is press hyperbole or part of a broader wink-and-nudge by the Pentagon that wasn't quoted. Assuming that the drone is in international airspace, which the US claims. Should this be considered an act of war? There's no human risk on either side- it was an unarmed Predator. It's an incident, certainly. Possibly a very weak casus belli. I don't think it's anything near an act of war, however. Thoughts? I'm wondering if we'll see a redefinition of some of the classic diplomatic jargon as drone use becomes more prevalent.