The Search for Antiseptic War: The Prospects and Perils of Drones for the United States, the Sahel and Beyond

Ann L. Phillips

"The U.S. Government has made clear that stabilization missions requiring deployment of large numbers of personnel - military and civilian - are not on the agenda for the foreseeable future. Not only budget constraints, but also sobering experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan have produced a strategic shift."

Author Ann L. Phillips provides an overview of U.S. drone policy in the Sahel and elsewhere, and elaborates through analysis two major concerns with this evolving policy: mission effectiveness and moral hazard. Read more by opening the pdf link below.


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