Airstrikes which are controlled from a ground station have become a major issue for many societies.There are different views and opinion about drones.This matter is really a grave one.While opponents of these vehicles assert that drones cause people who are unsuspected or innocent to die, supporters of airstrikes prepound that unmanned vehicles can be used to kill specific targets or individuals.Despite the controversy and concern, these weapons have both advantages and disadvantages.
To get a consensus about the issue, we need to understand the difference between a manned aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles.Unmanned aerial vehicles can be held in the air for an extended period of time , unlike a manned aircraft.Numerous advanced systems and technology working together make this possible.Through the help of satellites, visual images and flight data are received by the pilot who is at a ground station.
With regard to its advantages, in recent years, many societies have witnessed increasing terror events.The 9/11 attacks are counted as the most obvious example of terror events.Some international jihadist movements are global, dispersed and sparse.Their only mission is to survive and carry out their ideologies against the enemy.Plus, they want to increase their political influence among the populations they wish to control.By carrying out these attacks, the leaders of jihadist’s groups want to prove themselves and strike fear into their enemies.As a result of these movements, unmanned aerial vehicles are seen as the solution for ending military operations.The goal is to counteract the enemy capable of resisting through the use of force.In the case of attacks, innocents will be killed.This is obvious but the ultimate aim is to minimize the number of innocent deaths.
As far as unmanned aerial vehicles’ disadvantages are concerned, they have a serious impact on many people’s lives.Since the use of these weapons is a process, they can make mistakes.As a result of a mistake, they can lead to violations of principles of human rights.Furthermore, this power can be used for arbitrary reasons.To illustrate, when you target an individual based on your relationships, you will become culpable.Therefore, this idea makes the decision-maker both judge and executioner without due process.However, international law requires due process for a target to be judged and executed.Likewise, in the jihadist own perspective, unmanned aerial vehicles are useful weapons for them because the power of weapons allows these groups to attract many societies and converts as there is an increase the number of innocents who are killed.
In conclusion,the power of the enemy such as militans or jihadist groups is diffuse.The war is limitless and endless.To avoid war, this strategy may be a disincentive.Drones or unmanned vehicles can decrease war for a while but eventually these groups will recover