Small Wars Journal

Addicted to Drones

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 4:58am

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.



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

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…