"Where are they going to get deployed? My assumption is correct based on current policy. That is what they do now so whether it's autonomous or not makes no difference other than fewer witnesses and less chance of someone getting PTSD."
You'd better hope there are no non-whites in your squad when the friendly autonomous drone flies overhead then. It might not be a good idea to deploy the Gurkha regiment anywhere within a 100 miles of the live theatre either.