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The Untold Implications of Remote Warfare

28 February 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall
RUSI is pleased to host the fourth RUSI-Ditchley Foundation roundtable, part of a series of events designed to bring the discussions at Ditchley conferences to a wider audience.

This roundtable will focus on their conference on the military, commercial, legal and ethical implications of drones, remote weapons and other robots.

This event will follow the Ditchley Foundation's conference in February 2017, which brought together a wide range of politicians, officials, experts and others to discuss the many implications of remote warfare.

Remote weapons have brought many benefits to advanced militaries such as the US armed forces, providing the capability for precise and casualty-free strikes on enemy targets for the operator. However, the use of such weapons raises a range of ethical questions, they have driven tensions in target countries such as Pakistan, and the weapons themselves are now being used increasingly by the very terrorist groups being targeted.

For more information about the latest conference, please click here.

RUSI will welcome a distinguished panel of speakers to look again at some of the key conclusions from the conference. The event will be chaired by the new Director of the Ditchley Foundation, Mr James Arroyo OBE, and he will be joined by General Sir Richard Barrons KCB CBE, The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP and Paul Hutton, Chief Executive Officer, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions.

If you have any other queries please contact Nathan Mathiot at NathanM@rusi.org.

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