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Commissioned by the Remote Control project, the sixteenth in our monthly remote-control briefing series from Open Briefing has been published. The briefings cover developments in five key areas of remote warfare: special forces, private military and security companies, unmanned vehicles and autonomous weapon systems, cyber warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. This month’s key stories include: coalition forces in Yemen receive reinvigorated operational and intelligence support from US special operation forces, UN Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries recommends renewed focus on regulating PMSCs and managing foreign fighters, the threat to the West from drone proliferation, the increasing awareness of risks of cyber conflict drives rise in cyber diplomacy, and Islamic State-linked group urges militants to secure their communications.