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This paper proposes a study to provide an overview of unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs), what role they are currently playing, and how they might be used in the future. In order to assess the future trend of such military hardware, a critical review of the relevant literature is followed by the administration of a survey form to determine the social acceptability and military implications of such unmanned vehicles being used in lieu of human soldiers in the future. An analysis of the statistical data is followed by a narrative description of the findings and recommendations for the future.
From the Paper:"As the United States continues to wage a prolonged and costly regional war in the Middle East, there is growing concern among many observers in the military and legislature who contend the country is stretching its resources too thinly, and any eruption of hostilities in other parts of the world such as North Korea or Indonesia, for instance, would surely be disastrous. Adding further impetus to these worries are the growing casualty lists of American soldiers who are being killed by unseen and mostly unknown assailants. In this environment, then, any military tool that allows troops to remain out of harm's way while gathering the essential intelligence required to prosecute an effective ground war must be viewed as a step in the right direction."
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