Drone Warfare

Drone Warfare

Killing by Remote Control

Book - 2013
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Drone Warfare is the first comprehensive analysis of one of the fastest growing--and most secretive--fronts in global conflict: the rise of robot warfare. In 2000, the Pentagon had fewer than fifty aerial drones; ten years later, it had a fleet of nearly 7,500, and the US Air Force now trains more drone "pilots" than bomber and fighter pilots combined. Drones are already a $5 billion business in the US alone. The human cost? Drone strikes have killed more than 200 children alone in Pakistan and Yemen.

CODEPINK and Global Exchange cofounder Medea Benjamin provides the first extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who controls these unmanned planes, and what are the legal and moral implications of their use. In vivid, readable style, this book also looks at what activists, lawyers, and scientists across the globe are doing to ground these weapons. Benjamin argues that the assassinations we are carrying out from the air will come back to haunt us when others start doing the same thing--to us.
Publisher: London : Verso, 2013
Edition: Updated ed
ISBN: 9781781680773
1781680779
Characteristics: ix, 246 p. ; 20 cm

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StarGladiator
May 06, 2014

Drones are very important to the command and control of any population by the plutocracy and the hegemons they command: first they target you by your smartphone, or cell GPS locator or else your IP address (with the Obama administration passing the Internet ID legislation) then they can zap you accordingly. The next obvious step is to couple drones with AI, which would have a limited algorithm to determine your threat matrix, or whether you were acting within the parameters of all activities which have been criminalized, which is most, if not all, activities today.

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