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SDI 2010 Vers 1.0 Drones Aff 1AC Observation 1: Inherency The US relies on drone technology in Afghanistan Chelala, 6/9 [Cesar Chelala, winner of an Overseas Press Club of America award for an article on human rights, “Drones: Backfiring on U.S. Strategy,” The Globalist, 6/ 09/10, DA: 6/22/10, http://www.theglobalist.com/storyid.aspx?StoryId=8515.] Predator drones are increasingly being used in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where they track and kill suspected insurgents , sometimes with their own missiles. César Chelala argues that if the use of these dangerous weapons becomes more frequent, so will adverse impacts on the safety of innocent civilians and violations of international humanitarian law. Drones are a dominant component of US military presence in Afghanistan Chelala, 6/10 [Cesar Chelala, winner of an Overseas Press Club of America award for an article on human rights, CommonDreams.org, 6/10/10, date accessed: 6/22/10, http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/06/10-5.] In a scathing report released on May 29, the American military blamed the "inaccurate and unprofessional reporting" by a team of Predator drone operators that led to the strikes . This episode illustrates the serious risks involved in the use of drones , which many law experts consider violate rules of war . Predator drones are extensively used in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where they track and kill suspected insurgents, sometimes with their own missiles. A report by the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Philip Alston, makes a thorough assessment on the effect of drones , whose use has provoked significant controversy . 2
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SDI 2010 Vers 1.0 Drones Aff Advantage _____: Modeling US use of drones in Afghanistan crushes international humanitarian law and eliminates international accountability for killing—Continued use will create devastating precedent that will inevitably be modeled Alston, NYU law professor and the U.N.’s special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, ’10 [Philip Alston, NYU law professor and the U.N.’s special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings,Human Rights Council: Fourteenth session, Agenda item 3, “Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development, Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions” United Nations General Assembly Report, A/HRC/14/24/Add.6, 5/28/10, http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/14session/A.HRC.14.24.Add6.pdf] 1. A targeted killing is the intentional, premeditated and deliberate use of lethal force, by States or their agents acting under colour of law , or by an organized armed group in armed conflict, against a specific individual who is not in the physical custody of the perpetrator. In recent years , a few States have adopted policies , either openly or implicitly, of using targeted killings, including in the territories of other States
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