Playstation warfare

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The military use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, has risen sharply over the last decade. These remotely piloted killer robots enable operators to launch missiles and bombs on human targets in the combat zone while they remain safe, thousands of miles away in the Nevada desert.

Grim game: a Reaper drone operator

With weapons dispatched at the touch of a joystick, armed drones involve a form of "playstation warfare" that risks creating a culture of convenient killing.

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