But they still cannot distinguish between a person taking a dump and one planting a bomb…..technology does not win wars. This does not improve the analytical ability of the force.
New York Times, June 19, 2011
Phi Beta Iota: It also perpetuates the twin evils of spending money we don’t have to kill, maim, and anger people who have nothing to do with anything that matters to the US public. The BEST use of micro-drones is to provide eyes and ears for the infantry. The WORST use of armed drones is to give the power to kill to someone remote from reality with no ethical grounding. As we now know, bandwidth is more expensive than a human pilot, who also comes with situational awareness.