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The trick is: generals don't give a damn if you screw it. Or if you screw ten thousands. UAVs are disposable. They cost so much less than a full fledged aircraft, its support carrier/base, not to mention the training of a career pilot, and the media risk of having him killed, or worse (like captured and shown like a trophy on videos) !

They'll just mass-manufacture these in Taiwan, and if the buggy software gives it 3% of friendly fire, who cares, West side's only drones on the battlefield if you unfold the logic completely ... Oops, civilians out there too, but they're locals, so again, generals don't really care.

by Pierre on Sun May 14th, 2006 at 04:15:32 PM EST
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