Is the phrase “beyond the horizon” a metaphor for drone strikes? Not necessarily, according to Rosa Brooks, a Georgetown University law and policy expert. It refers to the ability to wield force over a long distance. As a result, it has less to do with a certain technology and more to do with distance and geographical notions. An over-the-horizon capacity might be anything from drone strikes fired from thousands of miles away to a special operations raid in which individuals are snuck in across borders, as well as advice and training provided remotely or at a distance.