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 chemicalsU.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 gasIsrael 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
  • Kelly: Dolphins can play with contenders, problem is Miami can't ... - Orlando Sentinel
    Kelly: Dolphins can play with contenders, problem is Miami can't ... - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
    11/23/2014 - 11:11 am | View Link
  • Voters Have No Faith in Alicia’s Atheism - Daily Beast
    ... voters, pretend that the illusion of religion is more moral than a lack ... The Kings are sending the message that this is not always the case.
    11/23/2014 - 11:02 am | View Link
  • Why MPs shouldn't cross the floor - Brantford Expositor
    Why MPs shouldn't cross the floor - Belleville Intelligencer
    11/23/2014 - 10:42 am | View Link
  • Hartman: Despite loss, more progress for Vikings - Minneapolis Star Tribune
    ... that he is a great competitor and doesn’t believe in moral victories. ... You don’t feel like you’re 4-7, or whatever the case may be, ...
    11/23/2014 - 9:46 am | View Link
  • Are We Fit for the Future? Making the Case for Moral Bioenhancement - ABC Online
    Our Natural Moral Psychology Our sense of morality developed around the ... Case Study: Climate Change and the "Tragedy of the Commons" There is a
    11/23/2014 - 9:33 am | View Link
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  • Rosa Mar: A case for moral capitalism
    In October, I traveled with 28 other Knoxvillians to Cuba, with an official travel authorization license issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. I must admit that when we were waiting in the Miami airport to board our flight to Havana, I was quite ...
    11/22/2014 - 12:03 pm | View Link
  • Is There a Moral Case to be Made for Fossil Fuels?
    Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a challenge to the moral imagination." – former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Since the late 19 th century scientists have argued that human emissions of ...
    11/22/2014 - 8:16 am | View Link
  • The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
    In The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels energy expert Alex Epstein argues that we are only hearing one side of a critical story. We are taught to think only of the negatives of fossil fuels, not their positives — their ability to provide cheap, reliable ...
    11/21/2014 - 2:58 pm | View Link
  • Using coal, oil, and gas, the moral choice
    This article originally appeared on Review: Alex Epstein, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, Penguin Publishing, November 2014; 248 pages; ISBN-10: 1591847443, ISBN-13: 978-1591847441, $20.89 on Amazon. In his new book, The Moral Case for ...
    11/21/2014 - 5:13 am | View Link
  • The Moral and Political Case for Reforming the Criminal Justice System | The Nation
    Editor’s Note: Each week we cross-post an excerpt from Katrina vanden Heuvel’s column at the Read the full text of Katrina’s column here. There isn’t much room for optimism among progressives these days. The president’s ...
    11/20/2014 - 9:11 am | View Link
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  • Moral
    A moral (from Latin morālis) is a message conveyed or a lesson to be learned from a story or event. The moral may be left to the hearer, reader or viewer to ...
    11/23/2014 - 1:47 pm | View Website
  • Thomas Hobbes: Moral and Political Philosophy
    Thomas Hobbes: Moral and Political Philosophy. The English philosopher Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is best known for his political thought, and deservedly so.
    11/23/2014 - 1:33 pm | View Website
  • Main/Grey and Gray Morality
    The Grey And Gray Morality trope as used in popular culture, with a list of examples from all media.
    11/22/2014 - 7:04 pm | View Website
  • Moral hazard
    In economics, moral hazard occurs when one person takes more risks because someone else has agreed to bear the burden of those risks. A moral hazard may occur where ...
    11/22/2014 - 6:28 pm | View Website
  • Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill
    Classic presentation of utilitarianism, by one of its most prominent defenders, John Stuart Mill.
    11/22/2014 - 5:23 pm | View Website
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