UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), or what is more commonly called drones, have given the U.S. a great advantage over other nations of the world. While some of them are already trying to play catch-up –about a dozen other nations have armed drones- it is unlikely they will outstrip America’s drone program anytime soon. In fact it’s “full steam ahead” for weaponized drones development in the American military. Domestic use for police departments may not be far behind.

Craig M. Watts presents his understanding of the DRONE WARFARE from the perspectives of ethics and faith. Please download the material on your right panel.

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  • Rene J Martin

    Good Morning Craig,

    I just finished reading your paper on “Drone Warfare, Ethics and Faith”. I served for 10 years in the Air National Guard as intelligence analyst for an MQ-9 Attack Wing during the Obama administration. When I read the title, I was expecting a hit piece on the utilization of “Remote Piloted Aircraft”. I just wanted to commend you of the wonderful job you did highlighting the ethics of utilization in comparison to other forms in warfare and not simply lambasting the enterprise. If this continues to be an area of scholarship for you, I would love to discuss some of the area of RPA enterprise that aren’t in violation of my Non-Disclosure Agreement. You would be surprise how much information about RPA/UAV/Drones is basic science.

    As for movies about “Drone Warfare”.. “Eye in the Sky” was a very good depiction of the decision making processes around Strikes. “Good Kill” is a horrible depiction of the UAV operations

    Have a blessed day

    Rene Martin

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