Drones make it complicated
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
The effectiveness of drone warfare by the U.S. military in the post-9/11 era is indisputable. Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) armed with Hellfire missiles have taken out thousands of terrorist targets with minimal risk to our military personnel. The advent of drone warfare came with problems, however. By 2012, the United States realized drone strikes against terrorists that sometimes resulted in the deaths of innocent bystanders often served to radicalize new terrorists and undermine our moral high ground.