Fuzzy Thinking About Drones

Jan 31, 2018

CC Predoctoral Fellow and Oxford International Relations doctoral candidate, Jon Askonas, joins with JTAC Colby Howard to write for War on the Rocks about drone policy.

Their article, which is a response to a Foreign Affairs article calling on policymakers to reexamine US drone policy, argues that "drone pilots are deeply engaged in their missions, including with emotional and physiological responses." Overall, they find that "the article reflects stereotypes about American service members flying unmanned platforms that are unjustified and hurt the mission."

Read the full response here