Drones: Are they creating an insecure world?

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The United States continues to fight the war on terror with drones. Is drone technology creating more instability around the world?

Armed drones, aerial vehicles which can fly through the skies undetected and are used for military surveillance and warfare, play a huge role in the U.S. war on terrorism. They have been used for years by the Central Intelligence Agencyfor years for a variety of purposes, from protecting American military personnel in Baghdad to targeting Al Qaeda operatives in Pakistan. They have been targeting terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen.

The Stimson Center has released a report outlining recommendations to ensure that the U.S. drone policy is transparent, but as of now the future of how they will be used is uncertain.

CCTV’s Jim Spellman reports with more.
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The debate over drones in the U.S.

The debate over drones in the U.S.

The Stimson Center has released a report outlining recommendations to ensure that the U.S. drone policy is transparent, but as of now the future of how they will be used is uncertain.

Although the U.S. has never declared war on Pakistan, the CIA’s drone program has launched hundreds of missiles across the region. Armed drones killed at least 10 Taliban militants in response to a raid at Karachi International Airport in June. In addition, Islamabad has given the U.S. “express approval” for drone strikes.

Sultan Mehmood Hali, a veteran of the Pakistani Air Force and host of “Defense and Diplomacy” for PTV News, joined CCTV’s Asieh Namdar from Pakistan to discuss the use of drones in that country.

Sultan Mehmood Hali on drones in Pakistan

Sultan Mehmood Hali on drones in Pakistan

Although the U.S. has never declared war on Pakistan, the CIA's drone program has launched hundreds of missiles across the region. Armed drones killed at least 10 Taliban militants in response to a raid at Karachi International Airport in June. In addition, Islamabad has given the U.S. "express approval" for drone strikes.

The U.S. is not the only country using drone technology, as the number of countries around the world acquiring it increases. Even the United Nations is using them to get a better view of conflicts going on around the world.

Thomas Henriksen, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Noel Sharkey, an artificial intelligence and robotics professor at the University of Sheffield, joined CCTV’s Asieh Namdar as well to debate the legality and future use of drone technology.

Thomas Henriksen on drone policy

Thomas Henriksen on drone policy

The U.S. is not the only country using drone technology, as the number of countries around the world acquiring it increases. Even the United Nations is using them to get a better view of conflicts going on around the world.

Noel Sharkey on drone attacks

Noel Sharkey on drone attacks

The U.S. is not the only country using drone technology, as the number of countries around the world acquiring it increases. Even the United Nations is using them to get a better view of conflicts going on around the world.