Germany has been debating whether to get armed drones for nearly a decade. Constant political shifts with a never ending debate have resulted in a drawn out process that was recently torpedoed once more. I sit down with Dr. Ulrike Franke, Drone Expert and Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council of Foreign Relations to discuss what is going on in Germany.
– Support –
Channel Memberships: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmpahmxWXajV0-tuMMzSzAg/join
– Expert –
Dr. Ulrike Franke, Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council of Foreign Relations:
Profile & Publications: https://ecfr.eu/profile/ulrike_esther_franke/
Schicherheitshalber [Podcast]: https://sicherheitspod.de/
Follow her here: https://twitter.com/RikeFranke
– Reading recommendations –
Dr. Ulrike Franke, Drone Warfare, Oxford Bibliographies: 2017
Bradley Jay Strawser & Jeff McMahan, Killing by Remote Control, Oxford University Press: 2013
Chris Woods, Sudden Justice, Oxford University Press: 2015
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– Timecodes –
00:00 – Intro
01:00 – Expert: Dr. Ulrike Franke
01:30 – What is happening in Germany?
03:41 – Rent-a-drone: Germany and IAI Heron TP
05:22 – Roadmap: Weaponized drones when?
07:56 – Why is this such a big deal?
08:26 – Reason 1: USA Drone use
09:40 – Reason 2: ‘Killer robots’
10:21 – Reason 3: Big Questions No Answers
11:07 – Nato drone: AGS
11:48 – Politics, Elections and Politics
15:04 – Politics cont. Social Democrats (SPD) Edition
17:01 – Trust in the Army, Trust in Politicians
18:42 – What are we missing in the debate
21:40 – Defence against Drones: What is Germany doing?
23:31 – Recommendations for you (viewer)
25:23 – Outro
– Footage –
NATO, Department of Defence, Ministry of Defence Azerbaijan
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