Tag: civilians

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    In the wake of White House counterterrorism advisor John Brennan’s speech this week on drone ethics and targeted killing, we talk to Yale Law School professor Stephen Carter, author of The Violence of Peace: America’s Wars in the Age of Obama. More

    May 4, 2012 | Comments

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    “The administration says that the drone is the smallest amount of force that we could use. They say it’s accurate and therefore it discriminates perfectly.” More

    May 4, 2012 | Comments

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    “We are focusing on regime change, not just protecting the Libyan civilians, and that will likely prolong the war and increase the risk to the very civilians we’re purportedly there to protect,” says Gerard Powers, director of Catholic Peacebuilding Studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute. More

    June 10, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch more of our conversation about Libya, humanitarian intervention, and the ethical questions being raised by NATO’s current military strategy.
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    June 10, 2011 | Comments

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    “If Libya is not clearly distinguished by extraordinary violence, then the president’s claim that protecting civilians is the primary purpose of intervening in Libya is very weak indeed.” More

    March 29, 2011 | Comments

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    “We don’t have an obligation to be everywhere for the very simple reason that we don’t have the capacity to be everywhere,” says William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. More

    March 25, 2011 | Comments

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    The challenge in Libya, according to director of policy studies David Cortright, is to “use just means in achieving the declared just ends.” More

    March 23, 2011 | Comments

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    The UN has demanded a cease-fire and authorized military action. What moral considerations underlie international interventon? More

    March 18, 2011 | Comments

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    “Whether you act or whether you don’t act, the stakes are really quite high, and that’s what makes it so daunting from a moral perspective.” More

    March 18, 2011 | Comments

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    Ethicists and religious leaders are only just beginning to think about the moral questions and ethical consequences of unmanned weapons systems. More

    May 14, 2010 | Comments