Drone Warfare: Ethical Explorations

Michelle Holloway (Editor)

Series: Ethical Issues in the 21st Century
BISAC: TEC037000



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With the increased use of armed drones has come closer scrutiny of the legal and ethical dimensions. In the first chapter of this book, the author makes an assessment of the lethal use of drone technologies, measured in terms of their legality, morality, and overall effectiveness. Armed unmanned aerial vehicles—combat drones—have fundamentally altered the ways the United States conducts military operations aimed at countering insurgent and terrorist organizations. Drones may reduce risks to human soldiers but the question arises as to whether they permit the initiation or escalation of conflict by promoting civic disengagement. The authors of the second chapter offer an analysis of the dimensions surrounding this argument. (Imprint: Novinka)


Chapter 1. Lethal and Legal? The Ethics of Drone Strikes
Dr. Shima D. Keene

Chapter 2. The Ethics of Drone Strikes: Does Reducing the Cost of Conflict Encourage War?
James Igoe Walsh and Marcus Schulzke


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