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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?

Sarah Victor

Preserving the value of life within the context of war while employing UAV requires not only improving technology to increase the accuracy in hitting military targets but also commensurately the legal infrastructure in terms of the governance mechanisms, accountability, and laws surrounding use of UAV weaponry. UAV can be valuable in reaching hard to access targets, but must be supported by careful intelligence-gathering to ensure that civilians are not caught unfairly in the crosshairs.