Brookings scholar Peter Singer's book "Wired for War," explains the realities of technology like unmanned drones, in modern warfare. Singer comes to UNLV as a visiting scholar at Brookings Mountain West and he'll give a lecture Tuesday (3/22) night called "Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21 Century." Peter Singer joins us to talk about the current state and future of drone warfare.
Peter Singer, Senior Fellow and Director, 21 Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution
Peter Singer gave several possible reasons why soldiers "flying" drones suffer from higher rates of PTSD than soldiers on the ground. Perhaps another reason is that these soldiers have a conscience and intuitively sense that killing people when they themselves are in no physical danger at all is not a fair fight and morally wrong. Elspeth Whitney –Mar 22, 2011 09:32:51 AM