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Drone warfare and contemporary strategy making: Does the tail wag the dog?
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict
In the traditional Clausewitzian view, political goals and policies determine the character of war, and consequently policy forms the frame in which military strategy is shaped. This paper questions whether current experience has undermined the subjugation of military technique to military strategy, and thus to policy. The example of armed drones suggests that new technique can change the nature of war, including political and ethical views of war. An earlier example of new technique -nucleardoi:10.1080/17467586.2013.859284 fatcat:bmgwg3etgjgqbnswtoeujkrqru