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Drones. Preempting Future Risks in the 'War on Terror'

Fabian Staudenmeyer

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In the past decade, the use of drones has constantly increased, especially in the US military’s global fight against terrorists. At a time when the acquisition of drones is widely debated, it is worth scrutinizing how the use of such technologies is legitimized. How do proponents use the visualization of possible worst-case scenarios to justify preemptive drone strikes and what does this mean for the reduction of risks?


Bibliographie: Staudenmeyer, Fabian: Drones. Preempting Future Risks in the 'War on Terror', 360°, 2-2014, S. 93-100.