Have you ever flown a drone? Well, there are people in the army that fly a drone every single day for war use and there is a debate right now on whether or not that should be happening. Drones should be used in the military for many reasons including less human deaths and injuries in war. Another advantage of drones is more firepower. Finally, the last advantage of drones is better aim and more control over what they do and how they do it. A counter argument that could be used to go against drones is we don’t really know what they’re going to do and the could malfunction at any minute.
U.S. drone strikes come with risks. They can kill innocent civilians, they can undermine the authority of other nations, and they grant the president the power to assassinate anyone he deems is a terrorist threat abroad, without any authorization. For all the controversy surrounding the drone attacks they have one thing going for them. They are effective and the alternatives are not. Since 2013, President Obama has greatly expanded the use of drones, deploying more than 360 strikes, which is up nearly 50 from the Bush administration. These drone assaults have considerably weakened al-Qaeda forces in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Obama administration is using similar tactics against al-Qaeda forces in Yemen and Somalia. This is messy. But
An example can be in the east of Turkey, there have been terrorist attacks for the purposes of obtaining sovereignty and creating an independent Kurdish state. The Turkish army utilize drones in response to terrorist attacks. Furthermore it is true that terrorist activities are not actually overcome with the drone strikes as some people may assume. In addition probably the most dangerous concern is drones killing children. The highest number of child deaths occurred with 112 children killed.
The criticism of the drone grows The debate on unmanned aircraft known as drones, have really taken off in the US in recent months. Now it 's not just the US military 's use abroad criticized, resistance grows even against the increasing use within its own borders. Unmanned aircraft, called drones, used by the US during the Vietnam War, but the last ten years, development has continued in the "war on terror". According to the American think tank the New America Foundation have up to 2 700 people have been killed in drone attacks in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen since 2004.
A rising contempt for America makes it easier for terrorists to find new recruits to use against American armies. In fact, Stern says, “The use of drones to target suspected al Qaeda operatives in Yemen has been correlated with a rapid growth in membership in the group’s Yemen-based affiliate” (“Obama And Terrorism”, 3). The use of drones mainly end with a continuous circle of death and
When we think about drone or UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), first thing comes to our mind is; frightening, alien looking unmanned aircraft that has been involved with so many bombings and targeted killings. In “Drone Home: What Happens When Drones Return to America”, from Time, Lev Grossman wrote drones are dreaded all around the globe, and possibly they have gotten this fear through the United States Military. Drone technology has been greatly improved last decade, now third of entire Air Force’s fleet is unmanned. U.S Government is sending drones to many war zones to eliminate high-ranking enemies or do surveillance successfully. Even though this rapidly growing technology is changing our perspective of war, it also changing our everyday life drastically to help our community. The U.S government should use drones because it will help us protect our borders securely, help fight with unexpected natural disasters and help our police force to document crime scenes.
Are drones the best option for overseas warfare? Are you concerned with your safety from foreign threats? If you are like me you frequently have concerns about the safety of our country. To keep this country safe sometimes we have to take the necessary precautions to make sure that happens. In Daniel Byman 's article "Why Drones Work" he presents some major points about why our military should continue the use of drones in overseas military operations and why they are effective at what they do.
Drones kill fewer civilians than any other military weapon but drone strikes target individuals who may not be terrorists or enemy combatants and drone strikes mostly kill low-value targets who are not significant threats to US safety and security. Even with the copious amounts of surveillance conducted on these individuals that are possibly terrotists, the drone attacks on them do not seem justified because of the lack of physical evidence that these individuals were a threat to the United states or to any country. Although drone strikes are legal in the United States and are subject to a strict review process and congressional oversight, drone strikes violate international law. Massive surveillance industrial complex post 9/11, has had many negative and positive effects through out the past decade. The meaning of our laws and policies have not been able to keep pace with the advances in technology or the development of surveillance as a whole.
It is clear that under IHL, the United States is not engaged in an armed conflict which should be regulated by the law. Thus the criminal activities of Al Qaeda operatives can only be addressed through a law enforcement paradigm or international human rights law. According to a May 2010 report by the then UN rapporteur for extra judicial killings, the use of drones for targeted killings outside armed conflict would most certainly be illegal. The US claim to be engaged in a global war on terrorism raises issues such as the scope of the war, the criteria for selection of those targeted and the existence of accountability mechanisms.
Military Drones Used At All Costs? Military drones have been used by the United States in combat for several years now. These unmanned aircrafts are equipped with bombs and cameras and then flown from thousands of miles away, over targets pinpointed by intelligence organizations. Many people think that the use of drones is too much like a video game and takes from the reality of war itself. They also blame drone attacks for the deaths of many innocent people.
Domestic militarized drones have the potential to be disastrous for the civil liberties of American citizens. Many Americans agree with this, as stated in Evan Slinger’s article on Christian Science Monitor, “.... domestic drone surveillance might erode civil liberties, and degrade the political fabric of the United States. To some extent the American public knows this is the case and is invested in moving forward carefully.” America’s citizens have already witnessed first-hand how there are parts of our government that have overstepped their boundaries by engaging in surveillance of the domestic population. America needs to cut back on their monitoring of citizens because with the current Status Quo, American citizens have no privacy
US NEWS informs us, “Drones in Seattle and Miami are equipped with video cameras capable of taking daytime and nighttime video, as are drones used by the Texas Department of Public Safety.” In 1989 Supreme Court decision ruled that police may use helicopters to peer into semiprivate areas including the backyard of a house without first obtaining a warrant. The Congressional Research Service furthermore states “The legal issues discussed in this report will likely remain unresolved until the civilian use of drones becomes more widespread”. The fourth amendment prohibits any search and seizures without a warrant.
Qaddafi and Anwar are just two examples that drones have helped for the better of the U.S. In August 2009 Taliban leader Baltullah Mehsud’s death was announced, a missile shot from an unmanned aerial vehicle(UAV) was responsible. Six years later, the U.S. Air Force is saying that the unmanned combat missions have increased by 600%. To protect human lives, Cummings said, “I would rather send a bunch of robots to do a mine-sweeping mission, possibly with human oversight several miles away” (Tucker,
Every day we hear about a mass shooting, or treats to our country. Out of sight out of mind until it happens to you or someone you know. On 9/11, millions of lives where changed and us as a country needed change, change for our futures protection. We learned that we needed to become more knowledgeable about terrorist methods, and how better to respond to such attacks. As a country involved in everyone else’s issues it brings attention to North America. I feel that we would be devastated if we were to be invaded, we say it can never happen to us but if countries rise together it is possible. How terrorist atackcan vary in form. Not justa threat of foreign terroist but domestic terrorism is a real threat as well. Most terrosist want to kill the
BANG! BANG! BANG! Gunshots echo out a terrifying noise heard by far too many Americans in the growing epidemic of mass shootings. When people think of terrorism, some of the worst events in history come to mind, such as September 11th, or the sarin attack on the subways of Tokyo. Still far too many people seem to overlook the most common type of terrorism, the type of terror that anyone could cause, your parents, your siblings, your neighbor, or even a classmate. Domestic terror is a growing trend, due to easy access to extremist ideas through the internet, along with peoples blind eye towards the situation. We must act now to stop it from occurring.