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Comment Re:Restore the human element. (Score 0) 211

On the flip side, if you don't have to risk your life to do the killing, you might be more controlled in your killing. More deliberate, fewer deaths overall, no murder rampages from unbalanced soldiers. If the system is set up right, all drone operations could be recorded and reviewed. There can be more accountability. I'm not saying that military is actually doing this, but the potential is there.

Comment Re:Size, range and much hype... (Score 1) 191

And I assume that civilian installations are not EMP protected. I think blowing up a few key electrical utility installations can do a great deal of damage. Think a large fraction of the east coast for example without electrical power, and no ability to restore it for at least days if not weeks. I assume these EMP devices are not nuclear, so they would perhaps be easier to smuggle as well.

Do you suffer painful illumination? -- Isaac Newton, "Optics"