How We Kill In War

MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt Col Leslie Pratt)

MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt Col Leslie Pratt)


With every evolution in military technology comes a shift in military tactics. And each shift in tactics pushes our understanding of what is permissible and what is ethical behaviour in war. The American military's use of drones brings with it uncomfortable moral questions. Journalist Naheed Mustafa visits Pakistan and explores the dilemmas posed by drone warfare.

Participants in the program: (in order of appearance)

Karim Khan - Journalist with Al Jazeera. Currently suing the CIA for the drone killing of his son and brother.

Marvi Sirmed - Democracy promoter and human rights activist.

Shahzad Akbar - Lawyer, currently representing victims of American drone strikes.

Derek Gregory - Peter Wall Distinguished Professor and Professor of Geography at University of British Columbia.

John Kaag - Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

Bradley Strawser - Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Defense Analysis Department, US Naval Postgraduate School.

Related Websites:

American military video of drone surveillance

FATA Research Centre in Islamabad

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