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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  • 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
  • Can new DNA tests help police crack the killer clown cold case?
    Nearly three decades ago, Marlene Warren opened the door of her Wellington, Fla., home and was shot in the face by a clown bearing balloons, flowers and a gun. Joe Ahrens, Warren's son, tells "48 Hours"' Peter Van Sant the clown calmly walked back to a car ...
    04/22/2018 - 12:14 am | View Link
  • LIVE! Court cancels arrest warrant against Salman in hit-and-run case
    19:48 Court cancels arrest warrant against Salman in hit-and-run case: A Mumbai court today cancelled a bailable arrest warrant against Bollywood star Salman Khan in the 2002 hit and run case, in which the Maharashtra government's appeal against his ...
    04/21/2018 - 3:25 am | View Link
  • Gricar mystery: New investigator takes over 13-year-old case
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  • The case for 154 games, Fenway's quest and MLB's next big thing
    Baseball needs to shorten the regular-season schedule. Pausing. Pausing. OK, I guess I can't just leave it at that because that declarative statement is far from self-evident. Allow me to explain. The topic of a shortened season has come up again because ...
    04/20/2018 - 12:09 am | View Link
  • The Curious Case of the Fly-Fishing Feather Thief
    We’ll be discussing The Feather Thief and talking with author Kirk Wallace Johnson for the Outside Beyond Books Club. Get the Book→ A few hours earlier Edwin had performed in the Royal Academy of Music’s “London Soundscapes,” a celebration of ...
    04/19/2018 - 6:33 am | View Link
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  • Moral case for open borders | Open Borders: The Case
    Libertarian, utilitarian, and egalitarian principles agree: justice demands open borders.
    04/22/2018 - 7:45 pm | 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 'morality,' and sometimes it is used more narrowly to mean the moral principles of a particular tradition, group, or individual."
    04/22/2018 - 8:04 am | View Website
  • Online Ethics
    This case discusses issues of whistle-blowing in an academic environment, publication, credit, collaboration, and the student-mentor relationship as it relates to academic careers.
    04/22/2018 - 8:04 am | View Website
  • Socialism —Ayn Rand Lexicon
    The socialists had a certain kind of logic on their side: if the collective sacrifice of all to all is the moral ideal, then they wanted to establish this ideal in practice, here and on this earth.
    04/21/2018 - 11:32 am | View Website
  • Casuistry
    Casuistry (/ ˈ k æ ʒ u ɪ s t r i /) is a method in applied ethics and jurisprudence, often characterised as a critique of principle- or rule-based reasoning. The word "casuistry" is derived from the Latin casus (meaning "case").
    04/19/2018 - 8:24 pm | View Website
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