Drones have caused heated public debate on questions of accountability and legitimacy of the use of military force when new technologies are involved
The use of drones has increased exponentially in recent years, causing a mounting wave of concern amongst the media and public about the implications of using unmanned systems – often misunderstood in their nature – above all in terms of accountability, legitimacy and ‘fairness’. David Whetham explores the many facets of this question, delving into the often-overlooked nuances of the use of remote-controlled systems and its practical as well as moral implications.
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