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Reply To: What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the use of UAV weaponry in the Near East? How do you think technological advancements will continue to shape warfare globally?

Michael Caplan

I agree entirely with this post. It is remarkable to consider how American forces can be projected anywhere at any moment while being entirely operated remotely. Especially after the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal from last year, the capacity for American security to be projected abroad without risking American lives is critical. However, we would be naive to believe UAV weaponry will always remain an American advantage and must remain diligent (alongside our allies) in ensuring we have the necessary defenses to protect against remote operated attacks.