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
  • Counting the Cost of Boris Nemtsov's Death - Moscow Times
    ... including an increasing number that point to the moral degeneracy of ... But somehow it seems that the "Nemtsov case" is one of those that ...
    03/2/2015 - 5:34 am | View Link
  • Conservatism as Counterculture - National Review
    Could I help them make the case for international giving? ... is a perfect dissociation from the American past, and thus a new moral legitimacy — ...
    03/2/2015 - 4:39 am | View Link
  • Liberty and Union — a Politics for the 21st Century - National Review
    ... freedom.” In contrast, Webster defended the case for an enduring federal union. Finding slavery “one of the greatest evils, both moral and...
    03/2/2015 - 4:39 am | View Link
  • EU seen as dragging its feet on gender equality -
    ... the most effective way to increase the representation of women in decision-making positions – and in this case, on company boards – is...
    03/1/2015 - 2:52 pm | View Link
  • Hunt for accused in Mukkom case makes no headway - The Hindu
    ... police Amid growing concern over the efficacy of legal action against moral policing attempts, the Mukkom police probing a case in which a...
    03/1/2015 - 7:55 am | View Link
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  • The moral confusion on Yemen
    The Pakistan military is already engaged in hard fighting against militants in the northwest of the country and cannot afford to relax its vigilance to the east in case India, for whatever reason, decides to exploit a momentary inattention. Our air force ...
    03/29/2015 - 7:18 am | View Link
  • Experts: Gender bias case will embolden women despite verdict
    "This case has been a real wake-up call for the technology industry ... engineering and math fields. "They don't have the moral high ground." Even before the Pao trial started, a succession of employment statistics released during the past 10 months ...
    03/28/2015 - 7:31 pm | View Link
  • Why Climate Change is a Moral Crusade in Search of a Scientific Theory
    The clear implication is that the media shouldn’t give any attention to these people. Thus I think that anybody who tries to make a rational moral case with regards climate policy is on a fool’s errand, at least in so far as he imagines his hard-line ...
    03/27/2015 - 3:00 am | View Link
  • Budgets are moral documents ... or immoral ones, in the case of House Republicans
    House Republicans passed one of their budgets Wednesday night, and it is a doozy. (All the House Republican budgets were doozies.) The budget resolution that passed was Republican leadership's favored plan, which repeals Obamacare and cuts food stamps ...
    03/26/2015 - 2:53 am | View Link
  • Our Views: Moral case not there to accommodate parish governments on inventory tax
    The whining of local governments, getting undeserved fat checks indirectly from the state, cannot be entirely disregarded by the Legislature when it meets to consider the fate of the inventory tax credit. It is part of a larger problem of state-local ...
    03/22/2015 - 10:38 am | View Link
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  • Singer’s “Famine, Affluence and Morality ...
    Singer’s “Famine, Affluence and Morality”: Exposition and Appraisal. Jason Zarri (To learn more about famine relief and what you can do to help,
    03/28/2015 - 9:02 pm | View Website
  • Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? Episode 01 "THE ...
    PART ONE: THE MORAL SIDE OF MURDER If you had to choose between (1) killing one person to save the lives of five others and (2) doing nothing even though ...
    03/28/2015 - 9:56 am | View Website
  • Morality
    Morality (from the Latin moralitas "manner, character, proper behavior") is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are good or ...
    03/27/2015 - 11:12 pm | View Website
  • Moral hazard
    In economics, moral hazard occurs when one person takes more risks because someone else bears the burden of those risks. A moral hazard may occur where the actions of ...
    03/27/2015 - 9:10 pm | 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 ...
    03/26/2015 - 8:18 am | View Website
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