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Former military officer says every Middle Eastern country now has Stuxnet-like malware

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Robot vehicles are increasingly taking a role on the battlefield – but their deployment raises moral and philosophical as well as technical questions, says Peter Warren

In November 2004, during the second battle of Fallujah, an American uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) – a robot plane – located a mortar battery that had been hampering the US operation to retake the town. The mortar’s position was logged by the UAV’s operator, who was sitting at his desk in Nellis Air Force base near Las Vegas, thousands of miles away. 

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The ruthless nature of the Iraq war has forced the US military to deploy robots armed with machine guns at military checkpoints to deal with suicide bombers.

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