22 Nisan 2011 Cuma

"There is a “Star Wars”-like fascination with waging war from cushioned chairs in air-conditioned..."


There is a “Star Wars”-like fascination with waging war from cushioned chairs in air-conditioned offices thousands of miles away. Drones, boasting names like Predator and Reaper, range from toy-sized, fixed-wing aircraft to helicopters with 23-foot rotor ranges. They send laser-quality images to human marksmen operating joysticks — some as far away as Nevada and some offshore in Navy vessels — who can launch missile attacks, then count casualties and judge impact as the drones hover at up to 35,000 feet.



The Obama administration’s growing use of such technology is a reflection of that cyber-fascination, some military law experts say.



- Deborah Hastings, in “Rage against the machines: Ethics debate heating up along with robo-plane attacks.”



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