107. ANALYSIS: US Army Lieutenant Col. Paul Lushenko on drone warfare, legitimacy and the war in Ukraine
Paul Lushenko, US Army Lieutenant Colonel, PhD student in International Relations and Deputy Director of the Tech Policy Institute at Cornell University, discusses drone warfare, the use of drones in counterterrorism operations, issues of legitimacy, and the use of drones by both Ukraine and Russia in the war in Ukraine.
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With recent use of drones by Russia “the intent here for Russia is... to impose punishment on civilians especially as a way to break the will of the Ukrainian leadership… [however] we know from the research… over the long term your results are really ineffective because what you often do is increase and inspire morale even in the face of harsh punishment…”