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
  • 49ers NFL arrest record: Who enables offenders the most? The team? ... - San Jose Mercury News
    Ray McDonald’s case will push through the legal system for the next several ... that their team is going in terms of a moral compass, they might
    09/2/2014 - 3:18 pm | View Link
  • I'm Positive, I'm on Treatment, I'm Undetectable, So Get Off My ... - The Body
    Semi-soft vaginal drug-delivery suppository could limit spread of ... - Medical News Today
    09/2/2014 - 2:40 pm | View Link
  • Review: ‘The Children Act,’ by Ian McEwan puts beliefs of ... - Washington Post
    ... who are “impatient of legal detail, blessed by an easy moral equation.” Given that curriculum vitae, when the central case of this novel...
    09/2/2014 - 6:04 am | View Link
  • ‘The Children Act,’ by Ian McEwan - Washington Post
    ... who are “impatient of legal detail, blessed by an easy moral equation.” Given that curriculum vitae, when the central case of this novel...
    09/2/2014 - 5:39 am | View Link
  • Worst time for 49ers' McDonald to allegedly commit worst cri... - Comcast SportsNet
    49ers, and will do so until (a) his court case is adjudicated, as he ... is not the standard for guilt or innocence on the moral and ethical ...
    09/2/2014 - 5:12 am | View Link
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  • Hoare's Jeremy Marshall: The Bible-smuggler’s son and the case for moral banking
    His father would pack him, his three younger sisters and his mother into the family’s red Austin 1800, the boot crammed with Bibles, and drive them through Europe to Ukraine visiting Kiev, Kharkiv and Donetsk, cities that are in such conflict today.
    08/31/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • The moral case for fossil fuels made in Montana
    BILLINGS - It's not everyday you hear someone make the case for using more fossil fuels, but that was the message delivered Wednesday to the Montana Petroleum Association's Appreciation Luncheon in Billings. Speaking to the group was Alex Epstein, founder ...
    08/28/2014 - 8:13 am | View Link
  • Moral Of Welfare Fraud Case Story?
    The front-page article "State Ends Fraud Case" [Aug. 23] gives an excellent perspective into who runs the state. The message is clear but unwritten: Don't mess with the state employee unions during an election year. As usual, politics wins over honor.
    08/25/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • The government needs to make the moral case
    While budget policy recommendations such as the Medicare copayment might be justified by by dry economic evidence, the Coalition must also convince the public they are justified in a moral sense. Maxine Montaigne writes. It is now more than three months ...
    08/21/2014 - 12:20 am | View Link
  • The Moral Case for Self-Driving Cars
    Tesla, Nissan, Google, and several carmakers have declared that they will have commercial self-driving cars on the highways before the end of this decade. Experts at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers predict that 75% of cars will be ...
    08/19/2014 - 5:35 am | View Link
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  • Why there is no objective morality « Why Evolution Is True
    IMO, if you are going to make the “no objective morality” case you need to take on Harris’ health analog. Harris’ makes the argument that morality ...
    08/30/2014 - 3:21 am | View Website
  • Moral Relativism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
    Moral relativism has the unusual distinction—both within philosophy and outside it—of being attributed to others, almost always as a criticism, far ...
    08/30/2014 - 2:09 am | View Website
  • Moral Event Horizon
    "Moral Event Horizon", or "MEH" for short, refers to an action by a villain that is so evil that it usually eliminates audience sympathy for the villain and makes it ...
    08/29/2014 - 3:32 pm | View Website
  • Moral hazard
    In economic theory, a moral hazard is a situation in which a party is more likely to take risks because the costs that could result will not be borne by the party ...
    08/29/2014 - 7:33 am | View Website
  • Moral relativism
    Moral relativism may be any of several philosophical positions concerned with the differences in moral judgments across different people and cultures.
    08/29/2014 - 7:04 am | View Website
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