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Oxford Union debate: are drones ethical and effective?

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These clips are from a debate at the Oxford Union about the effectiveness and ethical justification behind the drone war. Some thoughts about the debate were posted by Benjamin Wittes, the individual in the first clip. The Huffington Post UK produced a feature piece on the debate which can be seen here.

For another perspective, see the statements of an applied ethicist who believes that engineers should stop working on drones and stop accepting military funding.

For the White House’s perspective, see White House spokesman Jay Carney calling the strikes “legal,” “ethical” and “wise.”

Here are the other parts of the debate:


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