News tagged with war

The varieties of nuclear strategy

During the Cold War, nuclear-weapons strategy was oriented around the doctrine of "mutual assured destruction": The world's two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, both knew that any use ...

dateMay 28, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Robot warriors pose ethical dilemna

With the increasing use of drones in military operations, it is perhaps only a matter of time before robots replace soldiers. Whether fully automated war is on the immediate horizon, one researcher says it's not too early ...

dateMay 27, 2014 in Robotics
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The war instinct

In late February of 1991, as I straddled the border between Saudi Arabia and Iraq in my fatigues, I asked myself a question I've recently heard from my students: "Will we always have war?" To answer it, I have concluded, ...

dateMay 08, 2014 in Social Sciences
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