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Military Ethics and Emerging Technologies - Timothy J. Demy

Military Ethics and Emerging Technologies

By: Timothy J. Demy (Editor), George R. Lucas (Editor), Bradley Jay Strawser (Editor)

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This volume looks at current and emerging technologies of war and some of the ethical issues surrounding their use. Although the nature and politics of war never change, the weapons and technologies used in war do change and are always undergoing development. Because of that, the arsenal of weapons for twenty-first century conflict is different from previous centuries. Weapons in today's world include an array of instruments of war that include, robotics, cyber war capabilities, human performance enhancement for warriors, and the proliferation of an entire spectrum of unmanned weapons systems and platforms. Tactical weapons now have the potential of strategic results and have changed the understanding of the battle space creating ethical, legal, and political issues unknown in the pre-9/11 world. What do these technologies mean for things such as contemporary international relations, the just-war tradition, and civil-military relations?

Directed at readers in the academic, scientific, military, and public policy communities, this volume offers current thought on ethics and emerging technologies from internationally-recognized scholars addressing the full spectrum of issues in present warfare technology. It includes current and ongoing topics of multi-discipline and international interest, such as ethics, law, international relations, war studies, public policy, science and technology.

This book was originally published in various issues and volumes of the Journal of Military Ethics.

Foreword 1. Introduction Part I 2. Postmodern War 3. The Ethics of Killer Applications: Why is it so Hard to Talk about Morality When It Comes to New Technology? 4. Ethical Blowback from Emerging Technologies 5. The Case for Ethical Autonomy in Unmanned Systems 6. The Case Against Robotic Warfare: A Response to Arkin 7. Morality of Autonomous Robots 8. Moral Predators: The Duty to Employ Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles 9. Saying 'No!' to Lethal Autonomous Targeting 10. The Ethics of Cyberwarfare 11. 'Cyberation' and Just War Doctrine: A Response to Randall Dipert 12. Executive Summary and Command Brief Part II 13. The Ethical Debate Over Cyberwar 14. Warfare in a New Domain: the Ethics of Military Cyber-Operations 15. The Moral Permissibility of Automated Responses during Cyberwarfare 16. Other-Than-Internet (OTI) Cyberwarfare: Challenges for Ethics, Law, and Policy 17. Just War and Cyber War 18. Is Stuxnet Physical? Does It Matter? 19. Twenty Years of Cyberwar 20. Epilogue: The Ethics of War Today and Tomorrow

ISBN: 9780415737104
ISBN-10: 0415737109
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: 24th July 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.78  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1