TORONTO, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The world faces a new kind of war say Ann Rogers and John Hill, authors of Unmanned: Drone Warfare and Global Security (http://btlbooks.com/book/unmanned). Through the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or drones, states bring military-scale force to bear on specific individuals in situations where the delivery of such force would otherwise have been difficult or unacceptable. This kind of nano-war against individuals is not something the international system has seen on any kind of large scale before.
"Unmanned systems are changing not simply how wars are fought, but the meaning of conflict itself," said Rogers. "Drone systems dissolve the conventional obstacles of time and space that have traditionally shaped conflict," observed Hill.
Providing an unparalleled account of this new form of warfare, the authors explore the possibility that these weapons will become normalized in global combat, raising the spectre of new, unpredictable and unaccountable applications of military force.
Ann Rogers is the former deputy editor of Jane's Intelligence Review and teaches international relations and media studies at Royal Roads University. She is the author of Secrecy and Power in the British State.
John Hill was formerly the China Watch editor for Jane's Intelligence Review, and has reported widely on security matters for a range of Jane's publications. He is Writing Centre Coordinator at Vancouver Island University.
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