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The seen unseen of drone warfare
Tom Holert

Obama’s drone wars, the #NotABugSplat initiative intended to raise awareness of the inhuman attitude implicit in remote warfare and oppose the lazy argument that ‘viewing the body through a grainy video image gives the sense of an insect being crushed’ (Hastings 2012). With the ‘anonymous dot on the landscape’ replaced by the giant picture of ‘an innocent child victim’s face’ (#Not A Bug Splat 2014), potential drone operators scanning the area should be forced to think about what they are actually doing with words and weapons. Shahzad Akbar, a lawyer working for

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