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Ethics Of Warfare

Question about ethics of sting operations

J. Budziszewski | 03 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, ethics, ethics of lying, ethics of warfare
Is lying ethical if the cause is just?

Stop killer robots before they are built

Toby Walsh | 28 July 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics of warfare, robotics, technology
We need to stop an arms race in a lethal technology before it is too late.

Understanding just war theory

Matthew Beard | 25 June 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics of warfare, just war
Whether they realise it or not, most people support a theory first advanced by St Augustine in the 4th century.

Ethics will always play catch-up in the war on terror

Michael Cook | 10 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics of warfare, torture, USA, war on terror
A deeply utilitarian mindset pervades US foreign policy.

Gaza situation report

George Friedman | 14 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics of warfare, Hamas, Israel, Palestine
Hamas and Israel are playing a deadly game with no clear outcome.

New data shows drones killed hundreds of Pakistani civilians

Philip Di Salvo | 03 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: drones, ethics of warfare, Pakistan, targeted assassination
There is a heavy humanitarian cost to US strikes.

Syria’s spiral of war

Paul Rogers | 28 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics of warfare, Syria
Skilled diplomacy is needed to avert an escalating arms race between the two sides in which many more civilians will die.

Should robot soldiers kill—or be killed?

Karl D. Stephan | 07 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics of warfare, human rights, weapons
The development of drones and robots who decide whom to kill and when worries the United Nations and human rights activists.

Necessary excuses

Zac Alstin | 23 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics, ethics of warfare
“Comfort women”, carpet bombing, atom bombs, lethal drones and genocide can all be justified by appeals to necessity.

Hellfire, morality and strategy

George Friedman | 20 February 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: drones, ethics of warfare, US
The use of drones may be legal under international war, but it is leading the US into unknown territory.

Why men fight

Robert R. Reilly | 26 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics of warfare, women in military
Will women in front-line combat duty change the way men behave in combat?

Battlefield bioethics

Michael Cook | 30 March 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, ethics of warfare, mercy killing, war
Under conditions of extreme stress, doctors need extremely strong ethical codes.

The abiding significance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Christopher O. Tollefsen | 10 August 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: atomic bomb, ethics, ethics of warfare, sanctity of life, US, warfare
Americans must still wrestle with what it means to take the lives of innocent civilians intentionally.

Retribution: the Battle for Japan, 1944-45

Francis Phillips | 21 May 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: atomic bomb, ethics of warfare, war
How many people are fitted to grapple with decisions of the magnitude imposed by global war?

Among the dead cities

Richard Umbers | 22 June 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: area bombing, atomic bomb, ethics of warfare, saturation bombing, total warfare, World War II
As the war on terror grinds on, there are ethical lessons to be learned from the fire-bombing of German and Japanese cities during World War II in which hundreds of thousands of civilians perished.

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