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GI Wilson

Flying Terminator

The Psychology of Killer Drones – action against our foes; reaction affecting us

Summary:  GI WIlson explains that we now have enough experience with drone warfare to study its effects.  Just as in physics, our actions affect ourselves as well as our targets. Social science research shows that drones are a gateway to moral disengagement dehumanization, and deindividuation. The great distances drones operate over, manipulated by faceless-nameless-lawyeristic-voyeurs, creates an […]

Careerism and Psychopathy in the US Military leadership

A summary view of our senior officer class:  “Glibness, Superficial Charm, Grandiose Sense of Self-Worth, Deceitful, Cunning, Manipulative, Lacks Remorse, Callous, Lacks Empathy, Does Not Accept Responsibility for Own Actions, and Impulsiveness … ”  That’s the conclusion of GI Wilson (Colonel, USMC, retired) in this important essay.   […]

Killing Machines: Promises and Limits

Summary:  Unmanned aerial vehicles (aka drones, UAVs) are a large step toward autonomous killing machines (aka Terminators) that will eventually become another generation of warfare.  By themselves they bring the long-standing dream of precision bombing to a degree undreamed of when first imagined in the 1930’s.  Used outside war zones […]