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Ecologies of the Wayward Drone

Jordan Crandall

in From Above: War, Violence, and Verticality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199334797
eISBN:
9780199388226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334797.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses drones—or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)—and their being prone to system failures and pilot mistakes. Relatively small and vulnerable, they can be felled by something as ... More


The Principle of Proportionality in an Era of High Technology

Jack Beard

in Complex Battlespaces: The Law of Armed Conflict and the Dynamics of Modern Warfare

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190915360
eISBN:
9780190915391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915360.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores the application of a key principle of the law of armed conflict—proportionality—in the context of new and emerging weapons systems and methods of warfare. The relentless pursuit ... More


ARE TARGETED KILLINGS UNLAWFUL? A CASE STUDY IN EMPIRICAL CLAIMS WITHOUT EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE

Gregory S. McNeal

in Targeted Killings: Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646470
eISBN:
9780191738975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646470.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

Critics of the U.S. policy of targeted killing by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) generally lack credible information to justify their critiques. In fact, in many instances their claims are ... More


Drones and Targeted Killing: Angels or Assassins?

David Whetham

in Killing by Remote Control: The Ethics of an Unmanned Military

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199926121
eISBN:
9780199345656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926121.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Targeted killing is a highly contentious subject and, although the term has been around for some time, is becoming increasingly associated with the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Is targeted ... More


Future directions and challenges ahead

Nathalie Pettorelli

in Satellite Remote Sensing and the Management of Natural Resources

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198717263
eISBN:
9780191785979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717263.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This final chapter is dedicated to discussing possible new ways forward, aiming to highlight future opportunities and challenges likely to be connected with the continued development of remote ... More


Introduction: The Moral Limits of Asymmetric Killing

Neil C. Renic

in Asymmetric Killing: Risk Avoidance, Just War, and the Warrior Ethos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198851462
eISBN:
9780191886065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851462.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter sets out the scope of the analysis to be covered in the book. It introduces the subject of radical asymmetry, clarifies the theoretical and empirical dimensions of the ... More


Morality

Amos N. Guiora

in Legitimate Target: A Criteria-Based Approach to Targeted Killing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199969739
eISBN:
9780199333288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969739.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the importance of morality in targeted killing, particularly in operations that involve the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. It argues that the increasing reliance on robotic ... More


The Human Role in Autonomous Weapon Design and Deployment

M.L. Cummings

in Lethal Autonomous Weapons: Re-Examining the Law and Ethics of Robotic Warfare

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197546048
eISBN:
9780197546079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197546048.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

There has been increasing debate in the international community as to whether it is morally and ethically permissible to use autonomous weapons, which are weapon systems that select and fire upon a ... More


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