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Ethics Of Warfare

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?

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