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Turn Away in Disgust? Dr. Frankenstein Did, But Our Leaders Can Not

I think we do know that terrorist organizations have an interest in using drones…We’ve seen that overseas already with growing frequency. I think the expectation is that it’s coming here imminently. I think they are relatively easy to acquire, relatively easy to operate, and quite difficult to disrupt and monitor.e ~ FBI Director Christopher Wray

One need not delve into the finer philosophical points about any moral equivalence when considering that what FBI Director Christopher Wray told Congress yesterday is obvious. Namely, that terrorists, adversaries – call them what you will – are likely to employ weaponized drones against U.S. targets at home and abroad. Getting huffy or outraged about it won’t change anything. We use weaponized drones because we can. And so will others.

In several ways, the unparalleled technological and logistical primacy that the US has enjoyed from the 1940s through the 1990s is over. Our domestic industrial base, economic power, university system, and managerial techniques remain barriers to entry for many sophisticated intelligence, weapons, and cargo-moving systems. But some nations are still interested in the traditional military equipment and are, in a number of militarily-relevant realms, either our peers or are near-peers. Many nations buy or even build advanced surface ships, submarines, aircraft, and intelligence gathering systems and some of this equipment and the professionalism with which they are employed, is impressive.

When insurgent forces are able to gain access to modern military equipment, they can inflict damage on more sophisticated powers>>>