William Saletan / We fear drones because they are so good at what they do - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

William Saletan / We fear drones because they are so good at what they do

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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 12:01 am

Drones are coming home. For many years, we've used them to hunt and kill enemies in faraway places. Now we're deploying them in the United States, not to kill but to help with civilian missions such as land surveys, livestock monitoring, and search and rescue. But psychologically, the transition is hard. Like soldiers coming home from a war, we're become so accustomed to the mentality of combat that we're having trouble adjusting to the idea of remotely piloted aircraft as a peaceful technology.

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