Skip to main content

Drones Will Soon Decide Who to Kill

Peter Lee (and Steve Wright) The Conversation
drone flying in air The US Army recently announced that it is developing the first drones that can spot and target vehicles and people using artificial intelligence (AI). Whereas current military drones are still controlled by people, this new technology will decide who to kill with almost no human involvement.

Courts Must Hold Executive Branch Accountable for Drone Strikes

Marjorie Cohn Truthout
"It is not the role of the Judiciary to second-guess the determination of the Executive, in coordination with the Legislature, that the interests of the US call for a particular military action in the ongoing War on Terror." Taking issue with the DC Circuit's application of the political question doctrine, it was queried, "if judges will not check this outsized power, then who will?" Our democracy is broken."

Veterans Urge Drone Operators to Refuse Orders to Fly

David Swanson World Beyond War
An increasing number of United States military veterans are counseling United States military drone operators to refuse to fly drone surveillance/attack missions – the veterans are even helping sponsor prime time television commercials urging drone operators to “refuse to fly.”
Subscribe to killer drones