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From: barry levine
Date: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 3:18 PM
Subject: re: Robot Weapons: What’s the Harm?
To the Editor:
Throughout human history to date, a leader contemplating war had to overcome natural hesitance if not to leading troops himself, to sending his children, or his neighbors' children or his constituents' children into battle. And he was likely to be overthrown if too many of those troops died. Professor Kaplan envisions a world in which this restraint is lifted. Only replaceable intelligent war machine assets are risked. It seems clear to some of us that that is a world in which war is more likely, if not actually perpetual.
Barry Haskell Levine