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US killer robot policy: Full speed ahead

Review of the November 2012 policy directive issued by the US Department of Defense on autonomy in weapons systems.

In November 2012, United States Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter signed directive 3000.09, establishing policy for the “design, development, acquisition, testing, fielding, and … application of lethal or non-lethal, kinetic or non-kinetic, force by autonomous or semi-autonomous weapon systems.”  Without fanfare, the world had its first openly declared national policy for killer robots.

The original article can be found on the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists website here.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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