As President Obama's pick for C.I.A. Director faces a grilling on Capitol Hill on the U.S. deployment of drones - and legal justifications - this analysis in The Los ANGELES TIMES raises some of the possible ramifications from America's drone war...
That puts a different twist on it, by arguing from the point of our enemies. Unfortunately I have a very low opinion of our enemies and feel that if they have the capabilities, they would use them regardless of whether or not the U.S. were doing the same.
We have drones the size of dragonflies. Now anyone can put a cyanide dart into someone's aorta these days. From miles away.
I believe we are out of the box with this technology, as we were with atomic weapons. Drones are prolific and if we devised and created a policy not to use them, others might then follow suit well...
There would be always be rogues such as North Korea that would continue, but as with chemical weapons, there would be ways for the international community to contain them....
But drones in commercial applications will continue to be used. Their good side has endless possibilities. Imagine sending a fleet of thermo-sensing drones across National Forests in Idaho to find a lost boy who strayed out of the park campsite?
We are going to be using this technology in the private sector.
Check that next dragonfly you see very closely.... It could belong to your mother-in-law!
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