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
  • Jimmy Carter: “William Hague is a hero of mine” - New Statesman
    James the evangelist: Jimmy Carter at home in Plains, Georgia Jimmy Carter – Nobel peace laureate 2002, treaty-maker, international development
    04/17/2014 - 8:11 am | View Link
  • Maria Miller’s feeble apology, BBC hotel jaunts and the trouble ... - New Statesman
    ... will return to the cabinet “in due course”, which, in Laws’s case, turned out to be ... he was impeccably moral and rigorously ...
    04/17/2014 - 8:11 am | View Link
  • LIVE! Congress releases video, says Uma Bharti called Modi 'Vinash ... -
    Indian Election Favorite Modi Denies Shying Away From Gujarat Riots ... - Time
    04/17/2014 - 7:57 am | View Link
  • Andrew Breitbart: Walking Toward the Fire with Righteous Indignation - The Trades
    They so believe in their moral righteousness, they so believe that they ... I think that's why the Black Panther case resonates with so many people
    04/17/2014 - 7:48 am | View Link
  • Samsung used Steve Jobs' death to attack Apple - Brisbane Times
    Samsung cleans up glass - ITWire
    04/17/2014 - 6:50 am | View Link
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  • How Reagan Enforced US Hypocrisy
    Exclusive: The mainstream U.S. news media has so fully bought into the U.S. government’s narrative on Ukraine that almost no one sees the layers of hypocrisy, an achievement in “group think” that dates back to Ronald Reagan’s war against “moral equivalence,” writes Robert Parry.
    03/11/2014 - 4:18 pm | View Link
  • Unexpected twists in a notorious murder case
    Perhaps Stephen Jimenez never saw the 1962 western The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, with John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart. He may be unfamiliar with the film's moral: "This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."
    03/11/2014 - 3:25 am | View Link
  • At SXSW Conference, a Mother Presses Her Son’s Case
    Ross Ulbricht was arrested in October and charged with operating the Silk Road, the online drug bazaar where Bitcoin was the only money accepted. His mother, Lyn, hopes that the crowd at SXSW would be receptive to her son’s cause.
    03/10/2014 - 6:32 pm | View Link
  • Joyce McMillan: Foreign policy needs ethical basis
    Almost a decade after his death, Robin Cook’s case for moral principles resonates more than ever, writes Joyce McMillan
    03/6/2014 - 8:43 pm | View Link
  • The Moral Case Against Raising The Minimum Wage
    We can and do argue about whether raising the minimum wage will actually benefit low wage workers in aggregate or not. Will the extra income earned by those who keep their jobs outweigh the loss of income from those who lose theirs? We also can and do argue about whether raising the minimum wage is an efficient method of helping those on low wages. There are those who argue than an increase in ...
    03/6/2014 - 9:08 am | View Link
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  • Bundy’s Case: Feds Do Not Own the Land Where His Cattle Graze
    1. The True Liberty of Man is, to know, obey, and enjoy his Creator. How is it that obedience to God's law brings liberty & disobedience, tyranny? 2. The Politics of St. Paul. How can God-fearing citizens balance their moral duty to sustain the law with ...
    04/23/2014 - 2:52 am | View Link
  • Tony Blair is right about Islamic extremism, but wrong to oppose it by appealing to moral relativism
    I'm not a Tony Blair hater. The public case he made for Britain's involvement in the Iraq War, which emphasised weapons of mass destruction, was clearly based on bad intelligence, though I don't believe he knew it was bad at the time. I think he made the ...
    04/23/2014 - 2:22 am | View Link
  • Svetlozar Zhelev: Moral crime is the intellectual murder of the nation, which is what the ruling have been doing over the past 25 years
    I do not even want to mention the thefts. In this case we are speaking of intellectual murder of the nation, which has been underway for 25 years. The interview has been abridged, the full version is available in Bulgarian on
    04/22/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • A Moral Case Against the Ex-Im Bank, Once Called "a Fund for Corporate Welfare" by Obama
    Over at National Review, Mercatus Center economist and Reason columnist Veronique de Rugy makes a moral case against the Export-Import Bank, a government program that subsidizes purchases of American goods by foreign countries. The Ex-Im Bank, whose ...
    04/21/2014 - 3:17 pm | View Link
  • Judge Rebukes Labor Department Over Shoddy Case
    1. The True Liberty of Man is, to know, obey, and enjoy his Creator. How is it that obedience to God's law brings liberty & disobedience, tyranny? 2. The Politics of St. Paul. How can God-fearing citizens balance their moral duty to sustain the law with ...
    04/18/2014 - 10:16 am | View Link
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  • Ethics Updates Home Page. Moral theory; relativism ...
    Ethics Updates provides updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics.
    04/23/2014 - 9:10 pm | View Website
  • Moral Health | An on-going discussion and analysis of the ...
    Moral Health - An on-going discussion An on-going discussion and analysis of the moral problems of daily life.
    04/23/2014 - 12:42 pm | View Website
  • Moral hazard
    In economic theory, a moral hazard is a situation where a party will have a tendency to take risks because the costs that could result will not be felt by the party ...
    04/22/2014 - 11:06 pm | View Website
  • Moral
    A moral (from Latin morālis) is a message conveyed or a lesson to be learned from a story or event. The moral may be left to the hearer, reader or viewer to ...
    04/22/2014 - 10:16 pm | View Website
  • Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill
    Classic presentation of utilitarianism, by one of its most prominent defenders, John Stuart Mill.
    04/22/2014 - 5:05 am | View Website
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