Outsourcing War to Machines: The Military Robotics Revolution (Praeger Security International) (Hardcover)

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Outsourcing War to Machines: The Military Robotics Revolution (Praeger Security International) (Hardcover)

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Military robots are affecting both the decision to go to war and the means by which wars are conducted. This book covers the history of military robotics, analyzes their current employment, and examines the ramifications of their future utilization.

Robotic systems are the future of military conflicts: their development is already revolutionizing the nature of human conflict--and eroding the standards of acceptable behavior in wartime. Written by a professor who teaches strategy and leadership for the U.S. Air Force, one of the global leaders in the development and utilization of military robots, this book both addresses the history of military robotics and discusses the troubling future ramifications of this game-changing technology.

Organized both chronologically and thematically, the book's chapters describe the development and evolution of unmanned warfare; clarify the past, current, and future capabilities of military robotics; and offer a detailed and convincing argument that limits should be placed upon their development before it is too late. This standout work presents an eye-opening analysis that military personnel, civil servants, and academic instructors who teach military history, social policy, and ethics can ill afford to ignore, and will also provide the general public with information that will correct misconceptions about military robotics derived through popular culture and the news media.
Paul J. Springer, PhD, is professor of comparative military studies and chair of the Department of Research at the Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL. He is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

Product Details ISBN: 9781440830853
ISBN-10: 1440830851
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: February 16th, 2018
Pages: 280
Language: English
Series: Praeger Security International