Monthly Archives: July 2012

How many deaths will it take?

“How many deaths will it take?” In how many places within the United States and abroad? Aurora, Colorado? Tucson, Arizona? Virginia Tech? Columbine? The University of Texas tower? Nagasaki? Korea? Vietnam? Grenada? Panama? Iraq? Afghanistan? Pakistan? The answer, my friend, … Continue reading

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In need of a moral compass (Drone warfare, Part 2)

By guest author Dr. Mike Corgan All our legal and moral strictures about ethics and laws in war presume that war is, in a Clausewitzian sense, a state to state activity. Both Scott Shane and Tom Junod do not fully … Continue reading

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New technologies, new moral questions (Drone warfare, Part 1)

Since the first attempts to develop moral or legal standards for warfare and the consequent killing and destroying of war, technological developments invariably come along.

These technologies confound painstakingly agreed upon attempts to limit … Continue reading

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Morally disengaging from drone warfare

The headline of a Sunday New York Times article by national security reporter Scott Shane declares “The Moral Case for Drones.” A more appropriate title might well be “A Case Study in Moral Disengagement.” The arguments in the article illustrate … Continue reading

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