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Submission + - Future of drone strikes could see execution by algorithm (abc.net.au)

dsanarco writes: The Pentagon is discussing the possibility of replacing human drone operators with computer algorithms, especially for 'signature strikes' where unknown targets are killed simply because they meet certain criteria. So what characteristics define an 'enemy combatant' and where are they outlined in law? Reported by Annabelle Quince from ABC Radio National.

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