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Banks Piece on Drones Making Wars Deadlier Published in The Globe and Mail

December 29, 2023

The Globe and Mail

William C. Banks

William C. Banks

"Cheap and easy-to-use drones are making wars deadlier," written by William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs, was published in The Globe and Mail.

"Drones have been a feature of war for several decades, but today’s conflicts such as the Israel-Hamas war and the Ukraine war show how the technology is changing modern combat. Ever more powerful drones have become cheaper and easier to fabricate and deploy. Terrorist groups and even criminal enterprises have invested in drone technology," says Banks.

"Today, drones are everywhere, and their use as weapons of war and advanced surveillance are making conflicts more lethal, with escalating human and economic costs. The technology also makes it easier for terrorists and other non-state groups to attack and wage war on more powerful states," Banks argues.

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