I've not come across the Remote Control Project before but have just come across a fascinating paper that they've published which uses open source information to map UKSF and drone strikes in the so called 'war against terror.' The paper argues that this shows the UK is actively engaged in 'Remote Control' warfare against ISIS and similar organisations. It then suggests that this is taking place without any form of democratic scrutiny of the overall strategy and highlights that this may result in questions about legitimacy. Although I'm not sure I like the term remote control for the sort of covert, semi-deniable, small scale but large impact operations that the paper describes, it is difficult to argue that overall there is a really decent point being made. It also correctly emphasises the attractiveness for politicians of this sort of approach. Of course it has gone on in different forms for generations but I suspect that the results of Iraq/Afghanistan may mean that this is what the future looks like for us.