“By not putting American soldiers in direct danger, it allows the government to describe the attacks as something other than war. “When you’re conducting more than 300 strikes into a country you’re conducting what would have been called an air war campaign, but we don’t call it that now.” Singer also describes how that lack of risk allows the frequency and style of mission to change: “It’s meant that we’ve conducted a lot more strikes that would have been more problematic than if we’d been using manned systems.””

Nova — “Rise Of The Drones”