civilian deaths http://tspr.org en The Moral & Political Implications of Military Drones http://tspr.org/post/moral-political-implications-military-drones <p>The term &ldquo;collateral damage&rdquo; seems insidious, somehow making less meaningful the notion of &ldquo;innocent bystanders.&rdquo; However, some say that Americans may prefer the impersonal reference, which also could be why remote-controlled planes provide a level of comfort to a nation at war.<br /><br />&nbsp;If so, it&rsquo;s time for us all to shake ourselves awake, and perhaps the recent tragedy of an Army sergeant apparently killing 16 unarmed Afghan civilians is a horrific alarm to stir us to consciousness.<br /> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 16:45:15 +0000 Bill Knight 12197 at http://tspr.org The Moral & Political Implications of Military Drones