Armed Drones and the Ethics of War
Military Virtue in a Post-Heroic Age
|Series title:||War, Conflict and Ethics Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $155.00|
| Book Description: |
This book assesses the ethical implications of using armed unmanned aerial vehicles ('hunter-killer drones') in contemporary conflicts.
The American way of war is trending away from the heroic and towards the post-heroic, driven by a political preference for air-powered management of strategic risks and the reduction of physical risk to US personnel. The recent use of drones in the War on Terror has demonstrated the power of this technology to transcend time and space, but...