Warfare continues to become more professional and dehumanized every day.

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

NPR, Brookings Institution discuss drone ethics and strategy

"CIA, Military Rely Heavily On Predator Drones" NPR, June 11, 2010

Audio or transcript available at npr.org

"One issue that Defense Secretary Gates has been pressed on during his global tour, has been drones. Those are unmanned aircraft used to target suspected terrorists along Pakistan's border. A critical U.N. report raised questions about a weapon that is a key part of U.S. war fighting. Peter Singer, of the Brookings Institution, tells Deborah Amos that Predadors are being used more and more."

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