Attack of the Drones

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The increasing dependence of the US government on aerial drones to chase its war on Al-Qaeda and Taliban in Yemen, Afghanistan and some other places is proving contentious. It is indicated by the international reaction to drone missile attacks alongside the border with Pakistan. But it’s a favorite technology of Barak Obama’s administration, because it requires American armed forces in less number in those countries and also reduces the risk of politically unappetizing fatality.

This policy is giving rise to apprehensions that the war is becoming just a big computer game, in which enemy fighters can kill by ‘disk pilots’ far away from the battle field. These pilots then go to home far from the upshots of their actions and the physical and mental pain of associated civilian victims.

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