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
  • The 'Graywashing' of CIA Torture - Atlantic Monthly
    Al Qaeda members, there is no reason to give them a moral or legal pass ... by the CIA under Bush and Dick Cheney makes the case for punishing
    12/11/2014 - 9:09 am | View Link
  • Exclusive: ‘People Would Have Died’ in Britain Without Food ... - MSNBC Newsweek
    ... the government’s welfare reforms as being a major part of the issue saying: “There is a clear moral case to address the shortcomings that...
    12/11/2014 - 8:57 am | View Link
  • In Transgender Teen's Fight, Echoes Of Others - NPR
    Gloucester School Board OKs policy restricting transgender students ... - Hampton Roads Daily Press
    12/11/2014 - 8:02 am | View Link
  • Harper’s a climate hypocrite – we all are - Globe and Mail
    Video New oil and gas regulations would be ‘crazy,’ Harper says - Toronto Star Online
    12/11/2014 - 7:04 am | View Link
  • MP seeks debate on new porn laws - BBC
    ... be based on issues of "consent" and "genuine risk", not moral objection. ... "To me the case for banning things should be driven by issues ...
    12/11/2014 - 5:51 am | View Link
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  • Broken U.S. moral compass
    It is exactly this which, with rare exceptions, is absent from the story we have read in the Senate CIA report. In the CIA case there is little record of employees of the agency refusing an order to torture. There is a record of people in this position ...
    12/18/2014 - 10:18 pm | View Link
  • Court rules: Catholic midwives can't object to abortion on moral grounds
    Five justices at the Supreme Court in London allowed an appeal by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde against a decision of the Court of Session in Edinburgh last year in the case of Mary Doogan and Connie Wood. Loading article content As conscientious objectors ...
    12/16/2014 - 11:36 pm | View Link
  • The Moral of This Sad Story: Never Tell the Truth
    Then there's the entirely different case of Jonathan Gruber, who professes economics at MIT, and found himself pilloried during a four-hour hearing and ordeal before the House Oversight Committee for ... telling the truth. Not just once but a couple of ...
    12/15/2014 - 4:37 pm | View Link
  • The moral case for fossil fuels
    Here's a question for Arizonans to ponder: Is it good that your state generates 67 percent of its electricity from fossil fuels? I'd wager that most of you would say no. One recent poll shows that 51 percent of voters want to reduce fossil fuel usage ...
    12/15/2014 - 7:07 am | View Link
  • Heartland Daily Podcast: Alex Epstein – The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
    Alex Epstein makes one of the most compelling arguments for the moral value of fossil fuels and the need to increase their use I have ever read. Epstein points out the development and use of fossil fuels has benefitted the poor far more than the rich ...
    12/15/2014 - 5:01 am | View Link
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  • 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 ...
    12/20/2014 - 4:43 pm | View Website
  • Hobbes, Thomas: Moral and Political Philosophy | Internet ...
    Thomas Hobbes: Moral and Political Philosophy. The English philosopher Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is best known for his political thought, and deservedly so.
    12/20/2014 - 4:43 pm | View Website
  • Moral Reasoning (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
    Moral reasoning is individual or collective practical reasoning about what, morally, one ought to do. Philosophical examination of moral reasoning faces ...
    12/20/2014 - 12:11 pm | View Website
  • Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill
    Classic presentation of utilitarianism, by one of its most prominent defenders, John Stuart Mill.
    12/20/2014 - 9:05 am | View Website
  • Main/Morality Pet
    The Morality Pet trope as used in popular culture, with a list of examples from all media.
    12/19/2014 - 8:12 pm | View Website
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