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We Kill Because We Can: From Soldiering to Assassination in the Drone Age

Drone usage has been a hotbed of discussion in International Relations and Military Studies for the last decade. Drone warfare itself has been rapidly transforming through a process that started with the implementation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to the battlefield.

 

 

Drone usage has been a hotbed of discussion in International Relations and Military Studies for the last decade. Drone warfare itself has been rapidly transforming through a process that started with the implementation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to the battlefield. The idea of utilizing drones evolved from the perception of UAVs as eyes up in the skies that are cheaper and more versatile than piloted vehicles, to AWACS, to cold-blooded assassins that terrorize wherever they fly. This transformation has entirely changed the codes of war on foreign soil. Implementation of UAVs in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations has also widened their zone of influence, since this incorporates intelligence agencies to the scheme.

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