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The Drone Age: How Drone Technology Will Change War and Peace

Michael J. Boyle


This book explores how the unique features of drone technology alter the strategic choices of governments and non-state actors alike by transforming their risk calculations and expanding their goals on and off the battlefield. It considers how drone technology will impact the patterns of war and peace in the next century: Will drones produce a more peaceful world because they reduce risk to pilots, or will the prospect of clean, remote warfare lead governments to engage in more conflicts? Will drones begin to replace humans on the battlefield or will they empower soldiers and peacekeepers to a ... More

Keywords: drones, technology, war, peace, terrorism, military, peacekeeping, surveillance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190635862
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190635862.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael J. Boyle, author
Associate Professor of Political Science, LaSalle University

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