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Killing by Remote Control: The Ethics of an Unmanned Military

Bradley Jay Strawser and Jeff McMahan

Abstract

A new powerful military weapon has appeared in the skies of world and with it a new form of warfare has quickly emerged bringing with it a host of pressing ethical questions and issues. This book brings together some of the best scholars currently working on these questions and provides timely and important arguments on many of the most significant and previously unexplored areas of this recent debate. Essays range from broad theoretic questions regarding the moral permissibility of killing by drones to specific examinations of particular uses of unmanned weapons such as their role in counteri ... More

Keywords: drones, unmanned weapons, military, warfare, targeted killing, ethics, morality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199926121
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926121.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bradley Jay Strawser, editor
Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership

Jeff McMahan, contributor
Rutgers University

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