The Ethics of Current Drone Policy

TitleThe Ethics of Current Drone Policy
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsLee, SP
Secondary AuthorsCohen, ED
Corporate AuthorsPhilosophy Documentation Center,
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Philosophy
Volume30
Issue1
Date PublishedJan-01-2016
AbstractThe subject of this paper is the ethics of the use of attack drones by a state. My concern is not the moral acceptability of drones as such, but rather that of current drone policy insofar as it involves the targeted killing of individuals in the “war on terror.” I seek to clarify and extend some of the arguments offered regarding the policy. Though this will involve some appeal to just war theory, my moral argument is broader than this. I conclude that there is a reasonably strong case that current drone policy is morally unacceptable.
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DOI10.5840/ijap201662362

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