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
  • Shigeru Mizuki's 'Showa' Series Is a Sweeping Epic of Life, Death ... - Pop Matters
    In Mizuki’s case, an older brother was convicted as a Class B war ... twists, historical education and passionately conveyed moral messaging on
    08/6/2014 - 3:43 pm | View Link
  • Gammy case shows government must deal with surrogacy - Sydney Morning Herald
    Wouldn’t that both stop the heartache that Gammy’s case shows can flow ... Australian women, innocent children and a raft of moral, social and
    08/6/2014 - 5:42 am | View Link
  • Does Anderson need a verbal crutch? - CricInfo
    ... that has so inflamed the Indian side that the Jadeja case may well end up ... he has crossed whatever line it is that exists in their moral ...
    08/6/2014 - 5:35 am | View Link
  • Israel's Palestinian policy is a cynical exercise in sheer ... - Pravda
    ... allow its Iron Dome to do its job, then present its case at the United ... This time around, Israel has lost any moral support it once had and ...
    08/6/2014 - 5:20 am | View Link
  • Bullies for Social Justice - American Spectator
    Lobby case is a good example of the harm that the social justice philosophy can do to freedom of religion. Business owners whose personal moral...
    08/6/2014 - 4:36 am | View Link
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  • Frustrating the Moral Law
    Once we start denying the natural law, the complications multiply. Consider the moral complications in this case: New abortion-suicide controversy in Ireland. Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver took some time this week to sort out the frustration of the ...
    08/29/2014 - 9:22 am | 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 code must survive the heat of battle
    We often learn new and profound things when battle is at its most intense: about nerve, ambition and, perhaps most importantly in the case of F1, about the willingness to stay within a framework of morality
    08/26/2014 - 1:00 pm | 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
  • Church’s moral failure on trial at the Royal Commission
    In other words, the church institution cannot be held responsible for the evil of individual priests. On Friday, I sat in on day four of Case Study 16 at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse being held at the County Court ...
    08/24/2014 - 12:00 pm | 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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