What are the pros and cons of using drones in warfare and counter-terrorism?

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My answer to What are the pros and cons of using drones in warfare and counter-terrorism?

Answer by Ken Larson:

Image and Quotes “The Daily Beast”

Pro – “Allows a female Air Force Staff Sergeant to sit in a building in Las Vegas NV and fight a war 7,850 miles away.”

Con – “14 years after a U.S. “drone” first fired a missile at an al Qaeda operative, the morality and legality of remote strikes remains a matter of intense controversy. Earlier this year, the U.S. government revealed it accidentally killed one of its own citizens with a drone—a hostage held by al Qaeda—triggering another round of debate about when the U.S. is justified in using the remotely piloted planes to attack.”

She Kills People From 7,850 Miles Away – What We Tolerate as Warfare Today

What are the pros and cons of using drones in warfare and counter-terrorism?

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