The influence of technology on war is overrated. Technology does not win wars. It does not lose wars. It does not even fight wars. People do. New technology is the handmaiden of change, but even technologies that take the human "out of the loop" have a hand behind the handmaiden. New technologies pose far fewer new ethical challenges to warfare than is often supposed. The current wave of technological innovation, which is largely derivative of innovations in data processing and transmission, will not change the traditional relationship between technology and ethics in war very much.
2013 ULR 1263 (2013)