Drones

A Violation of International Law? An Analysis of the UN Report on the Drone Killing of Gen. Soleimani
A Violation of International Law? An Analysis of the UN Report on the Drone Killing of Gen. Soleimani

The Human Rights Council of the United Nations released “Extrajudicial, Summary, or Arbitrary Executions,” by Special Rapporteur Prof. Dr. Agnès S. Callamard, which holds that the successful drone strike in January killing Gen. Soleimani violated international law.

Consistently Inconsistent: Haspel’s Appointment Exposes Disingenuous Democrats
Consistently Inconsistent: Haspel’s Appointment Exposes Disingenuous Democrats

John Brennan, who could be credibly blamed as one of the waterboarding program’s chief supporters, seems to escape with little to no blame, while Gina Haspel, who was carrying out the orders of her higher-ups, gets accused of moral impropriety because she was tasked with implementing their plan.

Can Christians Support Gina Haspel as CIA Director? Torture Bonnie Kristian
Can Christians Support Gina Haspel, a “Torturer,” as CIA Director?

Can a Christian support using sleep deprivation against known terrorists to gain valuable intelligence that could save lives?

What You Should Know About Military Drones
What You Should Know About Military Drones

The Trump administration is expected to soon release a new policy that will change the United States’ current approach to drone strikes and other targeted-killing operations in places such as Yemen, Somalia, and Libya.

Moral Hazard: Drones & the Risks of Risk-Free War
Moral Hazard: Drones & the Risks of Risk-Free War

The promise of risk-free war offered by unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) obscures the dangers of waging war by remote control. The challenge for the American people is to make sure Washington employs this new technology in a way that conforms to America’s values.

Innovate Perish Challenges Third Offset Strategy
Innovate or Perish: Challenges to the Third Offset Strategy

Speaking last Friday CSIS, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter warned that military excellence is not America’s “birthright”. It must be earned again and again.

Drones
Using Drones Ethically

Kenneth Himes’ Drones and the Ethics of Targeted Killing offers an ethical and theological analysis of how we do and should use drones.

Guantanamo Bay Gitmo
Debating How to Defend Ourselves

If Gitmo is “contrary to who we are,” to borrow Obama’s language, if EITs “caused immeasurable damage to the United States’ public standing,” to quote the Senate report, then what exactly is a drone war that metes out punishment based on guilt by association and amounts to execution without trial?