Fighting the 1% War: Drones and Distance

A fantastic piece written by William Astore over at TomDispatch discusses the age of the ‘1% war’: a war ‘of choice‘ that only affects around one percent of the population: namely those profiting in the military-industrial complex and those serving in the military. The other 99 percent simply have no stake in this new and nebulous permanent war, one waged by robotic drones in the borderlands of the planet. This has the effect of creating two geographic and imaginary distances: between drone pilots and their targets, and between the US military servicemen and the US public.

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