Laurie R. Blank
In Response to Professor Oren Gross’ ‘The New Way of War: Is There a Duty to Use Drones?
Response to Oren Gross, The New Way of War: Is There a Duty to Use Drones?
For the past decade, drones—the remotely piloted aircraft the United States has used to launch missiles in conflicts and counterterrorism operations from Afghanistan to Libya and points in between—have taken center stage in a moral, legal, strategic, and political debate about the use of force against terrorists and insurgents. This debate has focused predominantly on the potential negative consequences of drones, such as the reduced accountability for the use of force, the geography of conflict, or civilian casualties, for example. In his thought-provoking and forward- looking article, The New Way of War: Is There a Duty to Use Drones?, Oren Gross flips this debate on its head and explores whether countries must use drones in the course of armed hostilities. Read More.