Incredibly, “the steady withdrawal of actual human flesh from the battle zone” is described as being a part of the civilisation process
According to the un-named writer of FT view, a part of the civilisation process “is the steady withdrawal of actual human flesh from the battle zone, with front lines gradually pulled apart by the advent of long-range artillery and air power, and the decline in the public’s tolerance for casualties”.
After the UK opposed an international ban proposed at a United Nations conference on the development of autonomous weapons, more than 1,000 high-profile artificial intelligence experts and leading researchers signed an open letter calling for a ban on developing lethal autonomous weapons.
Meanwhile, the Times reports that David Cameron is to announce a £1.5 billion deal with the French government to develop the next generation of long-range attack and surveillance drones.
*To see details of the deaths, go to: https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2016/01/07/get-the-data-a-list-of-us-air-and-drone-strikes-afghanistan-2016/