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Is the Military Use of Drones Ethically Defensible?
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Event Is the Military Use of Drones Ethically Defensible?
When Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Where ICC Auditorium
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Details Drones are one of the most controversial weapons currently employed by the US military. Despite their precise targeting capabilities, they have been heavily criticized for enabling civilian casualties, and their legality has been questioned both domestically and abroad. Michael Walzer, an expert on just war theory and the ethical use of force, will discuss the history of targeted killings and assassinations, including the moral arguments for and against these actions. He will focus on how the invention of the drone changes these moral arguments and will raise critiques of a qualified defense of using drones—putting forward an invitation to worry.
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Sponsors Berkley Center, MSFS, Mortara Center
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