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Originally posted by Nygdan
Not sure about this. If a soldier is fired on then he returns fire because he may be killed. Lets say a machine is in the street and someone is firing on it from a roof top. Can't destroy the building, there might be innocent people in it, heck what if its known that there are? To protect a machine? Not sure if its really ethical at all. At the very least, they could decide that the machine, being just a machine, can be used more dangerously than a soldier would. Having it chase after the shooter until they have a clear shot. Obviously this would have to be weighed against having the machine destroyed and letting the shooter get away, but if there are squads of machines, then this might not be a problem either.