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Wars fought by remote resemble video games
by Critical Commons Manager `

The use of drones for military assaults in Hollywood movies has become increasingly prevalent in recent years reflecting their use in U.S. military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. The increasing depiction of wars that are fought via remote - essentially, by soldiers sitting at video game terminals - positions these movies as more effective tools for military recruitment than ever. When drones are shot down or android soldiers are "killed," a soldier-operator who has suffered no physical harm is ready to simply login for the next mission.

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