55% 'back drone missile strike'

More than half of the British public would support the government helping in a drone missile strike if it was to target a known terrorist, according to new research.

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British public has 'sophisticated understanding' of drones

Professor Sir Michael Aaronson, director of cii, said:

This research demonstrates that the British public has a reassuringly sophisticated understanding of the benefits and dangers of the precision strike capabilities that drones provide.

They are not soft on counter-terrorism but they are uneasy about the wider foreign policy implications of the power these capabilities give Western governments.

It is important that the public is properly informed about the issues if governments are to harness the power of technology in a socially-responsible way.

– Professor Sir Michael Aaronson

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