Today the United States began deploying remotely operated combat planes, called Predator Drones, in Libya.
These drones have been operating in Pakistan for some time.
But there are still ethical and logistical concerns about fighting a war in the Middle East from a control room in Nevada.
Robert Owen is a former combat pilot and Professor of Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He says it’s important to remember that these aren’t robots with the power to kill – there is always a human being in control.