Research About Drone

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Robot Soldiers’ Targeted Killing Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, a sixteen-years-old boy, was a third American killed by CIA drone strikes in Yemen while searching for his father, Anwar al-Awlaki, also an American citizen, who had been killed in a U.S. drone strike (Finn and Browning). Although drones kill not only terrorists but also innocent civilians including children like Abdulrahman, many drone strikes have been made to Pakistan between the year of 2004 and 2012. This is because the United States military successfully kills targeted enemies without losing a soldier by using drones. However, civilians living near the targeted area are killed by the drones as killer drones can’t accurately focus on the enemies. Therefore, the military’s…show more content…
Furthermore, when drones are used for targeted killing, they have the common issues—killing many innocent people together with terrorists.
DRONES: GOOD & BAD As drone technology is advanced, the role of using drones is expanded from the military to homeland security. As a result, advantages and disadvantages of using drones for the homeland security are revealed. In this case, when drones are unarmed and used for local law enforcement purposes, such as “search-and rescue mission, to monitor traffic and even with crowd control”, they become useful tools (Kouri). “Last week, a Predator B drone deployed from a North Dakota Air Force base provided surveillance that eventually helped local police arrest three man charged with stealing six cows from a local family” (Lee). This evidence proves that the drones can be used by police officers to track criminals. However, the use of drones for a surveillance purpose invade privacy of civilians especially when the drones are used as an investigative tool by the police officers. Thus, people in United States concern about the use of drones for investigative purposes. According to the CBS news, 35 percent of civilians answered “extremely concerned” or “very concerned” while 36 percent said “not too concerned” or “not concerned at all” when they were asked if they concerned about
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