Drones (against): Ever wonder if you really have privacy or if we are making some sort of peace around the world? Many people would say yes, very few will say no. I ask to the people that say yes to think it twice because over a few thousand feet on the air they’re these deadly things called drones. Drones observe every little move you make it’s like the Christmas songs says “they see you’re sleep etc… drones invade private lives not only here in the states but all around the globe. The use of drones in war zones have been in the existence since the gulf war back in the early 90’s at first it was a great move I must admit it did keep American troops a lot safer. I will also say that the use of the drones against another country’s military during times of war will benefit us hugely keep our men and women of the armed forces safe. Nowadays our government tends to target terrorist groups all around the globe, from the United States all the way to the Middle East where most drone strikes are occurring right now as you’re reading this. A drone or the person operating the drone does have a critical job he might say that he had successfully targeted a group of terrorist, let’s say in Afghanistan but in reality it was a house full of innocent women and children. A lot of people don’t seem to get the idea that not only terrorist are dying, but also innocent people that where in the wrong time and place. Drones violate international laws by violating the sovereignty of other countries. A big example I can give is that the United States use of drones over Syria, yeah Syria is having a civil war on their country and we’re using drones to attack Syrian rebels better known for us as ISIS fighters, but at the same time we don’t know if we’re killing innocent people in a drone strike. Here in the states drones are all over the place, right here in our border you can barely see a drone “keeping watch” of our borders. Are the drones really keeping us safe or just invading our privacy. Is it violating our right of liberty? Or our fourth amendment in the bill of rights? Where the fourth amendment indicates that no unreasonable searches and seizures shall be made, but in reality the government is searching our homes without a warrant shown to us by any judge authorizing the use of drones on American air space invading or private lives. Drones should be eliminated, yes the should only be used during times of war, we don’t have to invade other country’s privacy to take down terrorist that usually turns out to be innocent women and children, if the U.S wants a terrorist dead they should simply tell the country where the terrorist is reciting at to take it down by sending a couple of troops and execute the plan. In our land we’re too safe I believe we have the best military in the world protecting us, we also have fine men and women with a badge protecting us as well we don’t need more “security.” The drones instead of being protecting us they are just invading our private lives. Drones are believe to be a dangerous creation, for being an inaccurate robot with a mounted machinegun, so why should we trust this dangerous creation that only brings chaos where is not needed, on top of that those robots have also a mounted camera which allow it to see everything everybody does on their…
6 October 2014
Drone is an unmanned aircraft or ship that can navigate autonomously, without human control or beyond line of sight. Drone elevates a Constitutional issue. Though the Constitution doesn’t specifically states that there is no express right to privacy, this invention will contradict with the Fourth Amendment. The Bill of Rights protects the people of the United Stated from being searched. Law Enforcers or the government has to have…
Drone Strikes Not The Answer
On the morning of March 17th, 2011, in a town of Datta Khel, North Warziristan, two missiles sent from a US drone struck ground, killing forty-two people and injuring 14 others. Out of the forty-two people who were killed, thirty-four of them were civilians. The USA’s use of specialized drones to carry out military missions does not promote the ideals of our country and the amount of civilian deaths is much greater than the amount of militant deaths. Therefore…
Justification of Drone Warfare: Limiting Evil
It was ten years ago, February 4, 2002, that the CIA first used the unmanned Predator drone in a targeted killing in Afghanistan (The Nation 2012). Since that day, there has been large controversy (foreign and domestic) on the justification of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). It is crucial to look beyond public opinion and to begin rationally looking at data of different alternatives in warfare. Analyzing the elements of war and drone technology will…
. A predator drone is an unmanned aircraft that is remotely controlled by military intelligence. The United States government uses predator drones for providing support for ground troops, surveying for suspicious activity and the targeted assassination of Taliban leaders in Pakistan.
After being forced out of Afghanistan the Taliban leaders have been residing in a northwestern part of Pakistan and using it as a home base. The Pakistani government has very little control over those areas and for…
Prof. Seth Steinbacher
Is killing through drones, considered ethical?
Regular drone attacks have now become a norm in many countries. They are effective tools that impose terror on the people that are fired against, creating more enemies for the United States with every innocent person that is killed. Throughout history, human rights have been jeopardized by the masses of society. The use of drones has become one of the most controversial human rights issues in the…
Drones: Live Saver or Live Threat
Professor Linda Record
Several years ago who could it thought a plane could flight with no pilot behind the controllers and no crew on board. Well is happening now and if you do not start to pay a little more attention to them they will probably cough you off guard. These artifacts are in order to become a real threat to all US citizens as early as 2015 when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) could give the…
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Drone killing memo: Anwar Al-Awlaki at Dar al Hijrah Mosque on October 4, 2001, in Falls Church, Va.Getty Images: Tracy Woodward, The Washington Post
Anwar Al-Awlaki at Dar al Hijrah Mosque on October 4, 2001, in Falls Church, Va.
Anwar al-Awlaki, an al-Qaida leader born in the United States, was killed after being targeted by a drone strike in Yemen in September 2011. Some legal scholars and human rights activists complained…
With the world changing everyday due to improvements in technology, we knew it would only be a matter of time before it would start to show in all aspects of life. Now, in the year 2014, we are starting to see these technological improvements in our military.
An enemy combatant is someone who is a member of the armed forces of a state with which another state is at war. As of right now, there is an American citizen in Afghanistan who is also a member of al-Qaida who is planning attacks…
Day of the Drones
Federal Government 2305-314
In February 2012, President Obama signed into law the FAA Modernization and Reform Act. This act required that the FAA safely incorporate civil UAV’s into the national airspace. (Blue Sky Days) The act further went onto lay out a five-year roadmap for implementation and safety measures. (United States Government Publishing Office, 2012) Drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV’s), are a reality for our present day and…
The Ethics of Drone Warfare
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
MGMT 325 Social Responsibility & Ethics
The Ethics of Drone Warfare
Eleven years ago, the United States Air Force launched a missile from a drone for the first time at a test range in the Nevada desert (Drone Test) . The use of armed drones has risen dramatically since 2009. Now drone strikes are almost a daily occurrence. In 2011 the use of drones continued to rise with strikes in (Afghanistan, Pakistan,…