Is Remote Warfare Moral? by Joseph O. ChapaAmerica is at an important turning point. Remote warfare is not just a mainstay of post-9/11 wars, it is a harbinger of what lies ahead--a future of high-tech, artificial intelligence-enabled, and autonomous weapons systems that raise a host of new ethical questions. Most fundamentally, is remote warfare moral? And if so, why?
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Publication Date: 2022
Sudden Justice: America’s Secret Drone Wars by Chris WoodsIn Sudden Justice, award-winning investigative journalist Chris Woods explores the secretive history of the United States' use of armed drones and their key role not only on today's battlefields, but also in a covert targeted killing project that has led to the deaths of thousands. The CIA nurtured and developed drones before the War on Terror ever began, seeking a platform from which it could monitor its targets and act lethally and instantly on the intelligence it gathered. Since then, remotely piloted aircraft have played a critical role in America's global counter-terrorism operations and have been deployed to devastating effect in conventional wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya.
Toxic: A History of Nerve Agents, From Nazi Germany to Putin’s Russia by Dan KaszetaFrom their Nazi invention to the 2018 Novichok attack in Britain, Dan Kaszeta uncovers nerve agents' gradual spread across the world, despite international arms control efforts. They've been deployed in the Iran-Iraq War, by terrorists in Japan, in the Syrian Civil War, and by assassins in Malaysia and Salisbury - always with bitter consequences.