The Ethics of Drones

Drones are now very much a part of how we think about warfare. Between civilian casualties and the issue of waging war without ever sending an army into a country, there are many moral and ethical questions when it comes to drone warfare. We heard yesterday about the international rules or lack thereof when it comes to drones. Today, how the United States went from being dubious about armed drones to mounting hundreds of drone attacks each year.

MQ-9 Reaper, a hunter-killer surveillance UAV
Photo: US Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson/USAF Photographic Archives