WMD

11:10am

Thu March 27, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Ethics of WMDs on Philosophy Talk

The United States recently threatened military action against Syria in response to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Similar threats have been made against states suspected of trying to develop nuclear arsenals such as North Korea and Iran. Yet the U.S., the U.K., France, Russia, and China have thousands of active nuclear weapons of their own. Is there a morally significant difference between nuclear or chemical weapons and conventional weapons? Should we work toward total disarmament, or do we need these weapons as a deterrent to rogue states?

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12:17am

Fri March 22, 2013
Politics

Friday Media Roundtable: Iraq War Anniversary, Obama in Israel & the Occupied Territories

Tal Afar, Iraq, 18 January, 2005: Samar Hassan, 5, screams after her parents were killed by US soldiers
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