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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?

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Keren Mansbach
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Absolutely, using UAVs presents significant advantages, notably reducing risks to human life and enhancing cost-effectiveness compared to manned aircraft. The investment in pilot training and the subsequent need for protection further amplify the value of unmanned systems. The strategic advantage lies in placing a UAV controller in a safe location, free from the stresses of open combat, thus optimizing decision-making. However, the absence of morality in UAVs raises concerns about potential misuse, especially in the face of hacking or seizure by adversaries, demanding careful consideration of security measures.