Friday, November 4, 2011

Drones make oppression much more cost-effective

John Robb writes: Drones are changing the dynamics of warfare in very scary ways. They make oppression much easier (and cost-effective).

To recap: Drones are extremely cost effective vs. ground/air assets (particularly in that with drones, operators aren't put at risk). They also enable extremely centralized command and control (as in: operations can be micro-manged in DC, down to the decision to kill). In sum, a small number of people in Washington CD can control/operate a vast 24x7 killing field for very few $$.