Military Drones: Proliferation or Control?

Military drones has become the key weapons of contemporary asymmetrical wars. They seems to be the perfect solution for international instability meeting the operational needs of both the defence and security forces, the asymmetric warfare and domestic constraints. However, even if they had clearly military advantages, it is necessary to broader the discussion to embrace ethical, social and political issues.

Drones are changing the conception of war, making it a series of unilateral strikes. In doing so, they demonstrate the incapacity to find political solutions for political problems. Moreover, nowadays the public opinion is less and less willing to accept wars, and drones are the technical tool to wage wars without needing a real public debate and its consequences. In Italy, as well as in Europe, the use of drones, their deployment on the field, their improvements and their funding have never been publicly discussed. Until now.

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