Ground All Drones is a committee of Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) created to address the use of drones, particularly armed drones. Drones are developed worldwide, not only by the U.S. but by other nations as well. In the U.S.unarmed surveillance drones could be used to spy on citizens, a clear violation of our Fourth Amendment Rights. The current focus of this committee is on the use of weaponized drones.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Death By Drone: The Moral Way To Go?

by Tania Lombrozo
A Predator drone at Balad Air Base, Iraq, in 2004.
A Predator drone at Balad Air Base, Iraq, in 2004.
Rob Jensen/USAF/Getty Images
 Consider the following hypothetical.
Your government has enlisted a large number of assassins, mercenaries who wield hatchets and knives. They are stationed around the world in strategic locations. Unfortunately, they are a little stupid and clumsy. Because they are stupid, they need to be told exactly where to go and what to do at all times. Because they are clumsy, they sometimes kill the wrong person, or an entire group of people when targeting only one or two.

Thanks to this team of mercenaries, your government has been able to eliminate many enemy targets in difficult locations. Unfortunately, there have also been unintended casualties.
Would you support a government program to enlist and deploy such freelance assassins?
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