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  1. Desmond

    There are other arguments which call into question reliance on drones in pursuit of insurgents. One obvious one during the Israeli attacks on Gaza in Jan of 2009 was the transference of risk onto the civilian population. Missile launched from drones were fired into crowds of non-combatants; children playing on a rooftop; a pregnant woman – all were among the victims and each Helfire missile costing $90,000 a pop. The avoidance of ‘boots on the ground’ as a means of addressing this issue has lessons in history when such avoidance is intended to save one’s own troops. It usually heralded end of empire in the past especially if one perceives drones as being modern mechanical mercenaries.

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