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Addicted to Drones

The Price of Becoming Addicted to Drones by David Ignatius, Washington Post. Bluf:

These weapons, which project power without risking “boots on the ground,” can become addictive. According to a report last year by a U.N. special rapporteur, more than 40 countries now have drone technology, and nations seeking to arm drones with missiles include Israel, Russia, Turkey, China, India, Iran, Britain and France.

Comments

davidbfpo

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 5:23am

It must be 'in season' for drone comments, although not sure why. Perhaps interested parties giving briefings, in the cited article a UN Special Rapporteur?

Here are two others found yesterday: title 'US uses drones to target al-Qaeda in the Horn of Africa', a tactical comment by the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15012962

A wider comment on what the future holds, title 'US and the World: The Future is Bright, The Future is Drone Attacks' in the Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/national-security/a-future-for-d…