The Secret Robot War

Josh Rushing 2012 24:26

Over the past decade, the United States military has shifted the way it fights its wars, deploying more technological systems in the battlefield than human forces. Today there are more than 7,000 drones and 12,000 ground robots in use by all branches of the military. These systems mean less deaths for US troops, but increased killings with less political risk for the United States. With lethal drone strikes being carried out in secret by the CIA and occurring outside of declared war zones such as Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, the use of robots and drones evokes serious questions about the operations of the United States and what this means as more and more autonomy is developed for these technologies…