Author profile: Joseph Chapa

Joseph Chapa is a Major in the U.S. Air Force and a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of Oxford. His areas of expertise include the Just War Tradition, military ethics, and especially the ethics of remote and autonomous weapons. He is a senior pilot with more than 1,400 pilot and instructor pilot hours, many of which were flown in support of major U.S. combat and humanitarian operations. He holds an M.A. in Philosophy from Boston College and a B.A. in Philosophy from Boston University. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the US Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the US Government.

Human Judgment in Remote Warfare

Joseph Chapa • Feb 21 2021 • Articles

Developers and military commanders should not merely ask which military tasks can be automated, but also ask where human judgment ought to be preserved.

The “Drone” Lexicon

Joseph Chapa • Sep 30 2019 • Articles

The term, “drone,” is often unhelpful and is useful only to the degree that those who use it clarify the sub-categories within it that are actually at stake.

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