|Author (Person)||McDonald, Jack|
|Series Title||Research Paper|
|Series Details||February 2018|
|Publication Date||February 2018|
+ The debate over the use of drones was an opportunity for states to identify elements of military practice that their publics found uncomfortable or troubling, and to explain these areas of military operations in context.
+ Countries would benefit from working together to identify accountability gaps arising from fundamental elements of military cooperation, including the role of intelligence transfers in joint operations, and the distribution of responsibility for lethal actions in the context of coalition operations.
+ Transparency in investigation procedures, as well as devoting sufficient resources towards ensuring that mistakes were identified, would improve the perception of drone use among domestic audiences.
+ Identifying and communicating common standards and practices of mitigating complicity should be a priority for countries to ensure that they didnot unwittingly become complicit in unlawful lethal operations.
+ Although operational safety may hinder the ability of states to be completely transparent, understanding among the general public could be improved through the communication of policies and procedures regarding non-lethal assistance to partner states conducting lethal operations, both inside and outside the context of an armed conflict.Chatham House published a research paper called Drones and the European Union: Prospects for a Common Future in February 2018. The debate over the use of drones was an opportunity for states to identify elements of military practice that their publics found uncomfortable or troubling, and to explain these areas of military operations in context.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Security and Defence|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|