• Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050

    May 31, 2012

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    Posted in: Afghanistan, Iraq, Military

    The future is now. This new Ebook Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050 is the first unclassified history of US drone warfare, written as it happened.

    From the opening missile salvo in the skies over Afghanistan in 2001 to a secret strike in the Philippines early this year, or a future in which drones dogfight off the coast of Africa, Terminator Planet takes you to the front lines of combat, Washington war rooms, and beyond.

    Drawing on several years of research, including official documents, open-source intelligence, and interviews with military officers, two of the foremost analysts specializing in drone war offer a sobering, factual account of robot warfare combined with critical analyses found nowhere else.

    Loaded with rarely seen Pentagon photos, Terminator Planet provides a rich history of the last decade of drone warfare, a clear-eyed look at its present, and a far-reaching guide to its future.

    Want more drone? Check TomDispatch for a devastating look at a weapons system that’s failing to perform as promised, but ever more disastrously embedded in our world — Nick Turse, “A Drone-Eat-Drone World, With Its ‘Roadmap’ in Tatters, the Pentagon Detours to Terminator Planet.”

    People, we’ve left behind the fiction of Hollywood for a less high-tech but distinctly dystopian reality. It isn’t quite the movies and it isn’t what the Pentagon mapped out, but it indisputably provides a clear path to a grim and grimy Terminator Planet.



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    • Rich Bauer said...

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      “ We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction. ” — Aesop

      You don’t need WikiLeaks to know when terrorists acquire drones capable of flying many miles, they will never have to set foot in the US to attack US when they can pull up to Nuevo Laredo, TJ or settle by boat off any major city and send in drones carrying the seeds of our destruction and cause afflictions of many kinds.

      05/31/12 9:45 PM | Comment Link

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