NYT – Air Force, Running Low on Drone Pilots, Turns to Contractors in Terror Fight – 5 September 2016


“The Pentagon is increasingly relying on private contractors to operate drones for reconnaissance missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.”

See also:
Govern, Kevin H. and Schlager, Scott A, ‘Guns for Hire, Death on Demand’: The Permissibility of U.S. Outsourcing of Drone Attacks to Civilian Surrogates of the Armed Forces and Challenges to Traditional Just War Theory (2013). Florida Journal of International Law, Vol. XXV, No. 2, 2013. Available at SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2341756

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