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
  • Alleged street racers made 'moral mistakes' but not criminal: Lawyer
    Neither can be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. “This was a tragic case that involved a momentary inattention,” said Terry Hawtin, who represents the BMW driver. “It was unfortunate that Ms. Wisch proceeded into the lane the way she did
    09/28/2016 - 6:44 pm | View Link
  • The FA’s moral stance over Big Sam is laughable after past appalling behaviour
    In which case, why the fuss? Well, in the first instance, Allardyce is neither likeable nor outstanding, so there will be no backlash to his tinning. He is not so talented a manager as to be irreplaceable, nor, necessarily even much of a loss; no-one ...
    09/28/2016 - 5:20 am | View Link
  • Christian Guy: How to build public support for the moral mission of British aid spending
    So the case for action and the way we work must be considered afresh. That begins by being hard-nosed in our scrutiny of aid spending, cutting out waste and tackling corruption head on. This will breed greater confidence. We know David Cameron’s ...
    09/28/2016 - 1:59 am | View Link
  • A Reality writer's moral case for admitting Syrian refugees
    The Syrian refugee crisis has occupied the news over the past year, and has remained a hotly debated topic. Recently, politicians, including presidential candidate Donald Trump, have argued that the United States should not allow Syrian refugees into our ...
    09/27/2016 - 9:59 am | View Link
  • Fact-Checking Is Largely Irrelevant Because Deceit Is Not What’s Causing Moral Outrage, Clinton’s Gender Is
    In one case, a mother was injured, subjects were told she’d been hit by a car and was unable to get back to the child, but others, she was working or having an affair. The scenario scored as the least dangerous was the one in which the mother had been ...
    09/27/2016 - 4:23 am | View Link
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  • Moral Dilemmas (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
    Moral dilemmas, at the very least, involve conflicts between moral requirements. Consider the cases given below.
    09/23/2016 - 9:18 am | View Website
  • The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
    The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels is a 2014 book by American energy theorist Alex Epstein. The book argues that, although sometimes labeled as "immoral," the use of ...
    09/23/2016 - 2:09 am | View Website
  • Case Study: Standards and Moral Judgments
    Philosophy 302: Ethics Case Study: Moral Judgments. Abstract: This case study illustrates the difficulty of making moral judgments as well as what can be inferred ...
    09/23/2016 - 1:26 am | View Website
  • Moral Problems Case Studies in Philosophy at SUNY Plattsburgh
    Moral Problems How would you resolve these ethical dilemmas? In the fall 2009 semester philosophy students enrolled in Dr. Dixon’s PHI 104 “Moral Problems” course ...
    09/21/2016 - 7:12 am | View Website
  • Fossil Fuels: The Moral Case
    Kathleen Hartnett-White’s Fossil Fuels: The Moral Case, will equip you to give others truly moral reasons to favor the use of fossil fuels—without which no ...
    09/20/2016 - 10:15 pm | View Website
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