Modern Warfare

Outsourcing Death, Sacrifice and Remembrance: The Socio-Political Effects of Remote Warfare

Malte Riemann and Norma Rossi • Feb 19 2021 • Articles

Remote warfare removes war from certain privileged spaces and times, even at the price of maintaining a limitless condition of war elsewhere.

The Whispering Prussian: Clausewitz and Modern Wars

Muhammad Alaraby • Oct 21 2020 • Articles

Clausewitz forged the most provocative framework of thinking about war as a human affair of passion, unpredictability and reason.

Known Unknowns: Covid-19 and Biological Warfare

Michelle Bentley • Aug 8 2020 • Articles

The pandemic has brought the threat of bioweapons into the realm of the known, with potentially positive implications for the control of these armaments.

Guiding Principles for the Development and Use of LAWS: Version 1.0

The Canberra Working Group • Apr 15 2020 • Articles

The advent of lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) presents States with new political, technological, operational, legal and ethical challenges.

Hybrid Warfare and the Role Civilians Play

Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv • Aug 2 2018 • Articles

The intent to destabilize and weaken a state or community with persistent, non-military-based attacks is changing the ways in which war is understood.

The Precision of Drones: Problems with the New Data and New Claims

Steven J. Barela and Avery Plaw • Aug 23 2016 • Articles

Though startling assertions are now presented on the imprecision of drones, one must look carefully at the data to understand what conclusions can be drawn.

Like Drone Strikes, ‘Eye in the Sky’ Is Much Less Accurate than Claimed

Alex Edney-Browne • May 25 2016 • Articles

Eye in the Sky fails to explore the real utilitarian calculations, and ethical concerns, of the US Coalition drone programme.

Review – Counterinsurgency

This expansive compilation of David Kilcullen’s major works on insurgency and counterinsurgency is vital to understanding military tactics in both pre- and post-9/11 epochs.

Oliver North: A New Low for the Military-Industrial-Entertainment Network

Robert E Kelly • Jul 5 2012 • Articles

American geopolitical entertainment has become brutal. Games play with relish for pro-American killing & bloodlust, morally fig-leafed by patriotism.

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