My latest novel OUTLAW contained several scenes in the heart of Predator Ground Control at a secret airbase. A Predator pilot and sensor operator are preparing to launch a Hellfire missile on a suspected terrorist camp in the Sahara Desert. One of them has struggles with conscience, the other appears not to.
I read a fantastic article about drone warfare on the Antiwar website today. Justin Raimondo always writes challenging and passionately argued opinion pieces, and this one is no exception. He links to technology blogs which are reporting that drone warfare is set to evolve one step further – eliminating the conscience-ridden pilot altogether and letting robots decide who to lob missiles at.