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The Moral and Ethical Implications of Precision-Guided Munitions

  title={The Moral and Ethical Implications of Precision-Guided Munitions},
  author={Scott F. Murray},
Abstract : Aerial precision is airpower's modern contribution to the just war tradition. The fundamental purpose of this analysis is to examine the ethical and moral implications of this statement and identify some of the inherent dilemmas resulting from it for political decision makers and military strategists. In addition, likely trends and characteristics of American airpower in the twenty-first century are examined. In a world where international relations are dominated increasingly by… 
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Precision cyber weapon systems: An important component of a responsible national security strategy?

  • Forrest Hare
  • Political Science
    Contemporary Security Policy
  • 2018
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