Another article from the NYT I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that having robots do our killing for us is possibly the worst idea yet conceived for promoting security. Once the humanity is taken out of the equation (the humanity on our side, of course. Our enemies aren't really human at all ) then there will be no incentive to find peace. We'll just build more robots to go spread death and destruction around the world. The Pentagon budget is set to rise to five hundred billion frickin'dollars in five years. How can we possibly justify spending that obscene amount of money on nothing more than systems for killing people? And we wonder why the world glances askance at us?