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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?

AvatarAngel Fierro

From my perspective, UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) weaponry in the Near East has its pros and cons. On one hand, UAVs can be incredibly precise, which helps minimize unintended harm and keeps soldiers safer by allowing them to operate from a distance. We want to keep soldiers safer because we value their lives and believe in protecting them from unnecessary harm while they fulfill their duties. Both soldier and UAV are also valuable for gathering intelligence and surveillance, which aids in making better military decisions. However, there are ethical concerns about using machines to engage in warfare remotely, and despite their accuracy, civilian casualties can still occur. Looking ahead, as technology continues to advance, it’s likely to change how wars are fought globally. Things like AI and automation could make military operations more efficient, but they also raise questions about the risks associated with relying too much on technology. Technological developments in warfare should not become a crutch.