Wednesday, 5. September 2012
Over the past decade, the peoples of Pakistan and Yemen have become all too familiar with the horrors of the Pentagon’s latest toy: the unmanned aerial vehicle. Capable of raining death from above while its operator sits in air-conditioned comfort in an air force base thousands of miles away, drones represent the next stage in the evolution of 21st century warfare. And now they’re coming to Asia. The process of introducing drones to the Asia-Pacific has been unfolding for years now, but within the last few weeks a flurry of stories have been reported demonstrating that the deployment of UAVs in the region has begun in earnest.
In this episode of our EyeOpener Report James Corbett presents and discusses the introduction of drones to the Asia-Pacific in a new game of cold war-like tensions between the region’s two dominant powers-US and China, the Obama administration’s increasing use of drones as a weapon of warfare, and the political, moral and ethical issues that are raised by this new warfare technology of choice.
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