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
  • On the Moral Necessity of Judging Books by the Cover
    I would like to take a moment to make this additional important point, which is that nothing justifies rape. In case people have not grasped how strongly I feel about this, I would like to insist that nothing justifies rape. To use an offbeat analogy ...
    03/25/2017 - 5:48 am | View Link
  • Moral Messaging: The Case for Sanctuary Campus Status
    On December 6, President Faust announced that Harvard would not designate itself a sanctuary campus. The label’s lack of “legal significance,” she argued, renders it toothless. Policies associated with sanctuary campus status vary by university.
    03/24/2017 - 3:47 am | View Link
  • Spanier Trial Closes With Appeal to Moral Outrage
    Deliberations will resume on Friday morning. The case against Mr. Spanier centers on how he responded to an incident, in 2001, when Mr. Sandusky was spotted in the shower with a young boy. Rather than report the matter to authorities, Mr. Spanier went ...
    03/23/2017 - 3:51 pm | View Link
  • Volvo’s Self Driving Cars Will Not Make Moral Decision For Its Passengers
    In case there is an empty space to the right, it will veer to the right. But if in case there is an obstruction on its way, then it will continue to be on brake mode. Volvo has been known to be the leading authority when it comes to car safety-benchmark.
    03/23/2017 - 1:02 pm | View Link
  • For Gay Parents, Deciding Between Adoption and Surrogacy Raises Tough Moral Questions
    The countries offering this choice to gay men are constantly changing. Domestic adoption can be fraught as well either because birth mothers change their minds, or as in our case of adoption through the child welfare system, because the process has no ...
    03/22/2017 - 10:10 pm | View Link
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  • The Morality Test
    The following survey assesses your moral attitudes, particularly as they relate to your religious and cultural background. By “moral” we mean those aspects of ...
    03/24/2017 - 4:59 am | View Website
  • America last: The case for moral disengagement from ...
    There continues to be a gross underestimation, even among politically aware liberals, of what we are really up against, and how to counter it.
    03/23/2017 - 3:09 pm | View Website
  • Moral Relativism | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Moral Relativism. Moral relativism is the view that moral judgments are true or false only relative to some particular standpoint (for instance, that of a culture or ...
    03/23/2017 - 11:49 am | View Website
  • 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 ...
    03/21/2017 - 4:13 am | View Website
  • State Bar of California: Statement On Moral Character ...
    Statement Statement On Moral Character Requirement For Admission To Practice Law In California. The Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California ...
    03/20/2017 - 10:41 am | View Website
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