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posted Mar 7, 2011, 8:05 AM by James Cordiner   [ updated Mar 7, 2011, 8:13 AM ]
"From today’s CIA drone strikes to the next generation of armed autonomous robot swarms, killer robots are about to change our world"

Remote Control War on the CBC's Doczone - a must see! In your lifetime warfare will change from being fought be people to being fought almost or entirely by - machines - perhaps with those machines deciding for themselves when to kill the enemy. 

From the web page:

Facts about Modern Warfare

  • For the first time in human history, it's possible to kill someone on the other side of the planet in real time - by remote control.
  • In 2008, the Air Force trained more remotely piloted aircraft pilots than fighter and bomber pilots. The number of patrols has increased by 300%.
  • The U.S. Congress has decreed that by 2015, one third of the army's ground systems must be unmanned.
  • The U.S military cannot send ground troops or manned planes without a formal declaration of war. But they can send drones to attack from the other side of the world.
  • When the U.S. entered Iraq there were zero unmanned vehicles on the ground. Today, there are more than 12,000.