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Systems Integration in the US Defence Industry: Who Does It and Why Is It Important?

Eugene Gholz

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263233
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263233.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

A number of different kind of organizations in the US defence industry claim expertise in systems integration, including major prime contractors that build weapons systems, for-profit and non-profit ... More


Systems Integration in the US Defence Industry: Who Does It and Why Is It Important?

Eugene Gholz

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

A number of different kind of organizations in the US defence industry claim expertise in systems integration, including major prime contractors that build weapons systems, for‐profit and non‐profit ... More


Contemporary Nuclear Strategy and Waging War

Clark Ian

in Waging War: A Philosophical Introduction

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273257
eISBN:
9780191684012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273257.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyses the prospect of nuclear war and the place of such a prospect in nuclear strategies of deterrence. It examines nuclear targeting, nuclear war-fighting doctrines, and problems ... More


Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems: Is It the End of the World as We Know It . . . Or Will We Be Just Fine?

Michael W. Meier

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/9780190915360.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Over the past decade, there has been a proliferation of remotely piloted aircraft or “drones” being used on the battlefield. Advances in technology are going to continue to drive changes in how ... More


War and Public Health: An Overview

Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel

in War and Public Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311181
eISBN:
9780199865086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311181.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides an overview of war and its public health consequences. It describes how civilians have been increasingly affected, and often targeted, in war. It also describes vulnerable ... More


Killing Them Safely: Extreme Asymmetry and Its Discontents

Uwe Steinhoff

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/9780199926121.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This essay argues that there is no special ethical problem with the use of automated weapons systems, or “killer robots,” in war. However, it also argues that there is a general problem with ... More


What Is the Moral Problem with Killer Robots?

Susanne Burri

in Who Should Die?: The Ethics of Killing in War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190495657
eISBN:
9780190495671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190495657.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

An autonomous weapon system (AWS) is a weapons system that, “once activated, can select and engage targets without further intervention by a human operator” (US Department of Defense directive ... More


Insect Technics: War Vision Machines

Fabienne Collignon

in Cold War Legacies: Systems, Theory, Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409483
eISBN:
9781474426954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409483.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter investigates insectile weapons systems, 'weird' war machines that, in one way or another, pertain to a 'becoming-insect'. Jussi Parikka argues that ‘insect media’ might yield a weird ... More


Smart Dust and Remote Sensing: The Political Subject in Autonomous Systems

Ryan Bishop

in Cold War Legacies: Systems, Theory, Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409483
eISBN:
9781474426954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409483.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

A legacy of the ‘Long Cold War’ can be found in the multiple large-scale interrelated remote sensing systems operative in the present. Smart dust, for example, constitutes the basis of polyscalar ... More


“Melting Like Snow”

Gholam R. Afkhami

in The Life and Times of the Shah

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253285
eISBN:
9780520942165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253285.003.0022
Subject:
History, Middle East History

By mid-November 1978, most experts at the U. S. Department of State had come to believe that the United States should be bracing for a post-shah Iran. The Iranian generals' view of their relationship ... More


Practical Adjustments to Achieve Doctrinal Requirements

Jennifer Morrison Taw

in Mission Revolution: The U.S. Military and Stability Operations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153256
eISBN:
9780231526821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153256.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter provides an overview of the adjustments to military services since the adoption of stability operations. The first of these adjustments is the introduction of a modular force structure ... More


Consumerism and Obsolescence

Peter Townsend

in The Dark Side of Technology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790532
eISBN:
9780191831836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790532.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Obsolescence and decay occur naturally by wear and tear, or by advances in technology. In the case of improvements this is desirable. However, commercial pressure drives a far greater rejection of ... More


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