In Defense of Drones


English: Official work by the Central Intellig...
CIA Headquarters, Virginia

 

They’re the worst form of war, except for all the others.

 

Over the years, I’ve shared many worries about the rise of drones: the illusion of withdrawal, the militarization of the CIA, the corruption of law, the evasion of congressional restraint, the risk of mission creep, and the proliferation of signature strikes. But civilian casualties? That’s not an argument against drones. It’s the best thing about them.
– William Salatan

 

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/human_nature/2013/02/drones_war_and_civilian_casualties_how_unmanned_aircraft_reduce_collateral.single.html

 

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Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

2 thoughts on “In Defense of Drones”

    1. Honestly, if the information in the article is accurate, yes. I feel quite a bit better. I still think we need to stop fucking around in other people’s business, but that is the American Way. As long as we’re doing it, keeping the damage to a minimum has to be a good thing.

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