How a Hollywood film reveals the reality of drone warfare

Derek Gregory, a Peter Wall Distinguished Professor at UBC, explores the critical debate around drone warfare in a Guardian op-ed. Gregory noted that the use of drones predisposes crew “to interpret every action in the vicinity of a ground force as hostile – and civilians as combatants – not least because these are silent movies: the only sound, apart from the clacking of computer keys as they talk in secure chatrooms with those watching the video feeds, comes from radio communications with their own forces.”