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On Killing Remotely: The Psychology of Killing With Drones w/ Lt Col Wayne Phelps, U.S. Marine Corps Retired

On Killing Remotely: The Psychology of Killing With Drones w/ Lt Col Wayne Phelps, U.S. Marine Corps Retired

Throughout history society has determined specific rules of engagement between adversaries in armed conflict. With advances in technology, from armor to in the Middle Ages to nerve gas in World War I to weapons of mass destruction in our own time, the rules have constantly evolved. Today, when killing the enemy can seem palpably risk-free and tantamount to playing a violent video game, what constitutes warfare? What is the effect of remote combat on individual soldiers? And what are the unforeseen repercussions that could affect us all? Lt Col Wayne Phelps, former commander of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft unit, addresses these questions.

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