Unmanned Aircraft Systems: The Moral and Legal Case
JFQ / issue 57, 2nd quarter 2010
6 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2016
Date Written: 2010
The use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems has raised several major legal and moral questions. The articles shows that in dealing with these questions there is a strong tendency to confuse whether the US should engaged in "extra judicial executions" at all -- with the question whether drones are the most appropriate means to carry out this mission. The article shows that drones are a more accountable way and less likely to cause collateral damage than other means, but closes on warning that nations should be very careful before they engage in armed conflicts. They all have a dark side.
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