New PDF release: Precision-guided Munitions and Human Suffering in War

By James E. Hickey

ISBN-10: 1409429512

ISBN-13: 9781409429517

James Hickey proceeds from the basis that all through heritage, people have proven a proclivity for utilizing violence opposed to each other as a method to accomplish an finish, capability enabled, in lots of respects, via the applied sciences to be had on the time. Advancing know-how has frequently been a main enabler of ever-increasing degrees of violence and attendant human agony. At a number of junctures in heritage, even if, sure applied sciences have likely supplied the military that own them the power to struggle wars with reducing degrees of violence and discomfort. at the present time, precision-guided munitions (PGMs) with their excessive measure of discrimination and accuracy back carry such promise. This publication seeks to reply to the query: Do PGMs mitigate soreness in battle, and feature those guns replaced the way in which judgements relating to struggle and peace were made? Answering this query is helping us comprehend attainable shifts in emphasis in glossy conflict, either when it comes to tools hired and of the better predicament put on restricting human soreness in the course of clash. This e-book may help scholars of ethics, simply battle and armed forces historical past and senior army and civilian leaders to appreciate the potential results and wider implications in their strategic offerings to take advantage of such technology.

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