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Should the U.S. use private contractors to spy, pilot drones, or directly influence the war effort?
Should there be a "privatized military" rules of engagement? If you haven't heard about this, here's a great page on Xe (formerly known as Blackwater): http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Xe
yes. my father is a civillian contractor for Northrop Grumman and he has managed almost every major uav program since the late '80s-so i've spent many years with the kind of people who do these jobs. My father was a fighter pilot for 20 years-and a vietnam veteran with a purple heart. He can retire whenever he wants BUT HE DOES'NT BECAUSE he loves knowing that HIS JOB WILL SAVE A SOLDIER'S LIFE! He used to BE the guy that got shot at while flying over enemy territory-he KNOWS what its like to eject at 5000 feet while doing mach 4-IT SUCKS! Most people who do these jobs now-do it so they can prevent others from HAVING to do it. My dad always says "if i can save ONE american soldier from unnecessary harm-my whole career was worthwile"
What you are really asking is "should we as a country employ mercenaries to fight our battles?" Certainly there are probably those among us who would say so. The moral answer is a resounding "no". We fight for what we as Americans believe in terms of a democratic world. Anything that falls short of that premise we need to stay away from and certainly do not need to hire other people to do. That makes "war" a commercial "for profit" venture...in terms of big government, that becomes big business...not a way you want to go morally. WB
by Holle Abee5 years ago
Should US drones be used to spy on American citizens? Rand Paul introduced a bill to make it illegal: http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valle … rveillanceWhatcha think?
by Chuck Nugent5 years ago
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