Announcing the publication of my new book Unmanned

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UNMANNED is an in-depth examination of why seemingly successful wars never seem to end. The problem centers on drones, now accumulated in the thousands, the front end of a spying and killing machine that is disconnected from either security or safety.

Drones, however, are only part of the problem. William Arkin shows that security is actually undermined by an impulse to gather as much data as possible, the appetite and the theory both skewed towards the notion that no amount is too much. And yet the very endeavor of putting fewer human in potential danger places everyone in greater danger. Wars officially end, but the Data Machine lives on forever.

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4 responses to “Announcing the publication of my new book Unmanned

  1. Pingback: 1 – Unmanned drones, data, and the illusion of perfect warfare by William Arkin | Exploding Ads

  2. “There are no victories in these wars. They don’t want victory, they want duration. George Orwell wrote that in ‘1984’”
    — Joan Mellen

  3. Bill, Wanted to thank you for your work (book TV – Author’s Cliff notes – Drones et al ). Hyperspectral stuff real worry a la weaponization. Tried to send you and email – failed [william.arkin@gawker.com]. Have you figured how scalar warfare [Psychotronics et al] a la Tom Bearden et al material intersects with hyperspectreal warfare. The HAARP connection a la Begich/Professor R. Duncan et al and ‘voice of god’ & weather weapons et al is fairly well documented.

    Tom Bearden et al:
    http://www.prahlad.org/pub/bearden/scalar_wars.htm

    Your earlier work with D Priest a la expansion of Intel/National Security State expansion – bldgs and budgets is an eye opener.

    Just wanted to thank you, again, for your diligence, time, energy, efforts and intelligence in these times and this arena.

  4. I watched you on C-Span talk about your book in a Norwich bookstore and was very much affected by it. I just wanted to draw your attention to a very interesting book that is pertinent to what you are saying; it’s the book, War and Cinema: The Logistics of Perception, by the French philosopher, Paul Virilio. If you haven’t read it I highly recommend it.

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