During the past several years American military leaders have become infatuated with the dream of no soldiers dying in war but allowing robots who we call, Drones, to die in their stead. As Islamist terrorists seek to take over Mali, the US military is establishing a new drone base in West Africa. It most probably will be in Niger, close to Mali and shortly little drone soldiers will be flying through the air in search of Islamic militants. The Pentagon insists that initially only unarmed drones will fly, frankly, that comment does not fly right with me.
Armed drones will fly. Armed drones will take out “bad people.” French forces will be happy, the drones will be happy and Islamic militants will not be happy.