Drone Attacks In Syria

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Today, the technological innovation of drones has become an increasingly controversial topic. In the war against ISIS, and terrorist targets in Syria, drone attacks have replaced on the ground combat as the primary fighting mechanism of The United States Military. Evidence presented for and against aspectual U.S. drone attacks on ISIS and Syria are both valid and compelling, but the evidence against U.S. drone attacks resonates more clearly with a humanitarian outlook, as drone attacks against ISIS in occupied Syria have concluded in multitudes of civilian injury and death. Attacks have also fueled tension and feelings of hatred towards Americans. On the other hand, drone attacks have allowed the United States to become emotionally disconnected to what they are doing in Syria and in the fight against ISIS. Drone operators have become immune and accustomed to the horrors of war, and return to their families unfazed. On analyzing a domestic level, the drone program has become too expensive. In the culmination of this evidence, The United States Military should not continue drone attacks on ISIS and other Syrian targets.
From a humanitarian perspective, U.S. drones attacks are inhumane. The killing of unarmed, innocent civilians is widely swept under the rug. Referring to the just war theory, Jus in Bello, it is known that
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Airforce, the killing of innocent Syrian civilians “fueled the feelings of hatred that ignited terrorism and groups like Isis, while also serving as a fundamental recruitment tool” (Kohn 2015). This being said, drone attacks only promote hostile relations and tensions between the Syrians and the U.S., thus causing many people to join forces with ISIS. The result of family members dying due to the drone attacks causes resentment in the eyes of the Syrians, as they thought the United States was on their side. Thus, drone attacks on ISIS create more terrorists and terrorism, then they prevent and

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