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Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare

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The first history of drone warfare, written as it happened. From the opening missile salvo in the skies over Afghanistan in 2001 to a secret strike in the Philippines early this year, or a future in which drones dogfight off the coast of Africa, Terminator Planet takes you to the front lines of combat, Washington war rooms, and beyond. Drawing on several years of research ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published May 24th 2012 by CreateSpace
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Jerome
Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is essentially Tom and Nick's revised and updated body of work detailing the ueber-dystopian Dronescape over the past few years - spanning everything from secret Drone Empire bases to offshore droning; a Philip Dick-style exercise on a more than plausible drone-on-drone war off East Africa in 2050; and a postscript inimitably titled, "America as a Shining Drone Upon a Hill". It does beat fiction because it's all fact-based. An MQ-1 Predator or an MQ-9 Reaper to go?

Mr. Turse and Mr. Englehar
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Marley
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
And I thought Death of the Liberal Class was depressing!

Weapons are not my forte, but I as a longtime donor to antiwar.com I was offered this freebie and grabbed it. Tom Englehardt and Nick Turse make drones accessible to the "civilian" reader and manages





to scare this reader in particular. While painting a grim picture of airpower and wawfare of tomorrow (and today) they also point out "technical" problems with drones which take the edge off slightly, it's clear that drones are the wave of the
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