Killer Drones: the Moral Ups and Downs

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The use of drones has increased exponentially in recent years, causing a mounting wave of concern amongst the media and public about the implications of using unmanned systems – often misunderstood in their nature – above all in terms of accountability, legitimacy and ‘fairness’. David Whetham explores the many facets of this question, delving into the often-overlooked nuances of the use of remote-controlled systems and its practical as well as moral implications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-32
Number of pages11
JournalRUSI Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013


  • Drones, UAVs, RPAS, Ethics, Remote Killing


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