The Moral Case For Drones

U.S. Drones

Some moral philosophers, political scientists and weapons specialists believe armed, unmanned aircraft offer marked moral advantages over almost any other tool of warfare.

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  • Germany: Chancellor Merkel on visit to Afghanistan
    Germany says its leader is in Afghanistan to on a surprise visit to the nation's troops serving with NATO's force in a war against Taliban insurgents. More
  • U.S. believes Syria used chemicals
    The United States has evidence that the chemical weapon sarin has been used in Syria on a small scale, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. But numerous questions remain about the origins of the chemicals and what impact their apparent use could have on the ongoing Syrian civil war and international involvement in it. More
  • Israel says it shoots down Hezbollah drone
    The Israeli military says it has shot down an unmanned aircraft sent by the Hezbollah group into Israeli skies.... More
  • Israel says Syria used chemical arms, probably nerve gas
    Syrian government forces have used chemical weapons - probably nerve gas - in their fight against rebels waging a two-year-old uprising, the Israeli military's top intelligence analyst said on Tuesday. More
  • S. Korea Hints At Nuclear Testing
    The American military commander in the region is staying there instead of returning to Washington--taking no chances as North Korea continues to make threats. More
  • US envoy to Israel says settlers ‘aren’t going anywhere’ — report
    An ally of Netanyahu is considered by police to be a key suspect in Case 4000, Hadashot TV news reports. According to the report, he acted as a “switchboard” between Netanyahu and Shaul Elovitch, the owner of the Walla news site and controlling ...
    02/19/2018 - 5:48 am | View Link
  • The Immorality of Arguing That There's a Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
    In 2014, a young man named Alex Epstein - who's described as a "philosopher, energy theorist, and industrial policy pundit" - wrote a book titled "The Moral Case For Fossil Fuels." Alex used this book to springboard to a career arguing the merits of his ...
    02/18/2018 - 11:52 pm | View Link
  • Do You Believe Her Now?
    For my generation, it was the equivalent of the Hiss-Chambers case, a divisive national argument about whom to believe in a pitched political and ideological battle, this one with an overlay of sex and race. The situation has seemed un-reopenable ...
    02/18/2018 - 12:00 pm | View Link
  • Fernandez case highlights the long-term implications of incarcerating youthful offenders
    It was over in two minutes. No objections. No comments. No updates. Thursday's court hearing was held to set probation requirements on 19-year-old Cristian Fernandez, who didn't attend. All the actual decision-making had taken place already, in a 30-minute ...
    02/17/2018 - 10:46 pm | View Link
  • The Latest: Reports: Russian delegation confirms doping case
    The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics says one of its athletes has failed a doping test. Two Russian state news agencies cite Konstantin Vybornov, spokesman for the "Olympic Athletes from Russia," as saying the delegation received an official ...
    02/17/2018 - 10:24 pm | View Link
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  • Morality
    Ethics (also known as moral philosophy) is the branch of philosophy which addresses questions of morality. The word "ethics" is "commonly used interchangeably with ...
    02/15/2018 - 12:01 am | View Website
  • Using Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy ...
    Using Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy to Treat Veterans With Moral Injury-Based PTSD: Two Case Examples
    02/11/2018 - 12:27 am | View Website
  • Casuistry
    Examples. While a principle-based approach might claim that lying is always morally wrong, the casuist would argue that, depending upon the details of the case, lying ...
    02/9/2018 - 3:53 pm | View Website
  • The moral case for legal pot | Editorial |
    Gov. Phil Murphy wants to legalize pot in his first 100 days in office, but needs the votes to do it - and is facing some opposition even within his own ...
    01/21/2018 - 1:28 am | View Website
  • EC's disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs is no surprise, but ...
    The disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs was a given when the president rejected an amendment seeking exemption of parliamentary secretaries as an office of profit even ...
    01/20/2018 - 10:11 am | View Website
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