Wired For War

Author : P. W. Singer
ISBN : 1440685975
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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P. W. Singer explores the great­est revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb: the dawn of robotic warfare We are on the cusp of a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make real the stuff of I, Robot and The Terminator. Blending historical evidence with interviews of an amaz­ing cast of characters, Singer shows how technology is changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and the ethics that surround war itself. Travelling from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to modern-day "skunk works" in the midst of suburbia, Wired for War will tantalise a wide readership, from military buffs to policy wonks to gearheads.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Kriegsmaschinen Roboter Im Milit Reinsatz Telepolis

Author : Hans-Arthur Marsiske
ISBN : 9783936931938
Genre : Political Science
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Militärroboter sind keine Science fiction mehr. Ihre Bedeutung in bewaffneten Konflikten hat in den letzten zehn Jahren massiv zugenommen. Insbesondere US-Präsident Obama setzte im Kampf gegen den Terrorismus stark auf Drohnen - und konnte mit der Tötung Osama bin Ladens einen spektakulären Erfolg seiner Strategie verzeichnen. Die in diesem Buch versammelten Beiträge betrachten das Problem der Militärroboter aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven: Friedensforscher und Informatiker kommen ebenso zu Wort wie Filmhistoriker, Philosophen und Science-Fiction-Autoren.
Category: Political Science

The Law Of Armed Conflict

Author : Gary D. Solis
ISBN : 9781139487115
Genre : Law
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The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War introduces law students and undergraduates to the law of war in an age of terrorism. What law of armed conflict/international humanitarian law applies to particular armed conflicts? Does that law apply to terrorists as well? What is the status of participants in an armed conflict? What constitutes a war crime? What is a lawful target and how are targeting decisions made? What are rules of engagement? What weapons are lawful and unlawful, and why? This text takes the reader through these essential questions of the law of armed conflict and international humanitarian law to an awareness of finer points of battlefield law. The U.S.-weighted text incorporates lessons from many nations and includes hundreds of cases from jurisdictions worldwide.
Category: Law

Global Hack

Author : Marc Goodman
ISBN : 9783446444645
Genre : Political Science
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Das Internet als Ort friedlicher Begegnung? Das war einmal. Längst haben global agierende Cyberkriminelle das Netz unterwandert. Sie planen Entführungen, plündern Konten und kapern Atomkraftwerke. Marc Goodman arbeitet für den FBI und ist einer der profiliertesten Experten zu Fragen der Internetsicherheit. In seinem Buch beweist er: Wir haben es immer öfter mit bestens ausgebildeten "Elite-Kriminellen" zu tun, die neben Terrororganisationen, Geheimdiensten und ausländischen Regierungen mitmischen beim globalen Daten-Monopoly. Sie bereichern sich auf Kosten anderer oder nutzen das Web, um Anschläge zu begehen. Das Internet wendet sich gegen uns. Es wird Zeit, dass wir aufwachen.
Category: Political Science

Military Robots

Author : Jai Galliott
ISBN : 9781317096016
Genre : History
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Philosophers have wrestled over the morality and ethics of war for nearly as long as human beings have been waging it. The death and destruction that unmanned warfare entails magnifies the moral and ethical challenges we face in conventional warfare and everyday society. Intrinsically linked are questions and perennial problems concerning what justifies the initial resort to war, who may be legitimately targeted in warfare, who should be permitted to serve the military, the collateral effects of military weaponry and the methods of determining and dealing with violations of the laws of war. This book provides a comprehensive and unifying analysis of the moral, political and social questions concerning the rise of drone warfare.
Category: History

Kriegsmaschinen Roboter Im Milit Reinsatz Telepolis

Author : Hans-Arthur Marsiske
ISBN : 9783936931938
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 57.21 MB
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Militärroboter sind keine Science fiction mehr. Ihre Bedeutung in bewaffneten Konflikten hat in den letzten zehn Jahren massiv zugenommen. Insbesondere US-Präsident Obama setzte im Kampf gegen den Terrorismus stark auf Drohnen - und konnte mit der Tötung Osama bin Ladens einen spektakulären Erfolg seiner Strategie verzeichnen. Die in diesem Buch versammelten Beiträge betrachten das Problem der Militärroboter aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven: Friedensforscher und Informatiker kommen ebenso zu Wort wie Filmhistoriker, Philosophen und Science-Fiction-Autoren.
Category: Political Science

Transformation Der Sicherheitspolitik

Author : Thomas Jäger
ISBN : 9783531932286
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 82.37 MB
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Die Bedrohungslage europäischer Gesellschaften hat sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten geändert. Sicherheitspolitischen Herausforderungen kann nur noch gemeinsam begegnet werden: mit anderen Staaten zusammen, aber auch unter Einsatz ganz verschiedener Kräfte. Die Interoperabilität der Streitkräfte, die Kooperation mit der Polizei und die zivil-militärische Zusammenarbeit werden seitdem intensiviert. Welchen Stand und welche Perspektiven hat die Transformation in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz? Und welche zukünftigen Herausforderungen werden antizipiert? In diesem Band geben Experten aus den drei Staaten Antworten auf diese Fragen.
Category: Political Science

Military Ethics And Emerging Technologies

Author : Timothy J. Demy
ISBN : 9781317661665
Genre : History
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This volume looks at current and emerging technologies of war and some of the ethical issues surrounding their use. Although the nature and politics of war never change, the weapons and technologies used in war do change and are always undergoing development. Because of that, the arsenal of weapons for twenty-first century conflict is different from previous centuries. Weapons in today’s world include an array of instruments of war that include, robotics, cyber war capabilities, human performance enhancement for warriors, and the proliferation of an entire spectrum of unmanned weapons systems and platforms. Tactical weapons now have the potential of strategic results and have changed the understanding of the battle space creating ethical, legal, and political issues unknown in the pre-9/11 world. What do these technologies mean for things such as contemporary international relations, the just-war tradition, and civil-military relations? Directed at readers in the academic, scientific, military, and public policy communities, this volume offers current thought on ethics and emerging technologies from internationally-recognized scholars addressing the full spectrum of issues in present warfare technology. It includes current and ongoing topics of multi-discipline and international interest, such as ethics, law, international relations, war studies, public policy, science and technology. This book was originally published in various issues and volumes of the Journal of Military Ethics.
Category: History

Understanding Modern Warfare

Author : David Jordan
ISBN : 9781316489901
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 28.19 MB
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Understanding Modern Warfare has established itself as the leading introduction to the issues, ideas, concepts and context necessary to understand the theory and conduct of warfare in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It is an invaluable text for military professionals and students of military history. Key features include: incisive coverage of the debates surrounding contemporary and future warfare; accessible, yet sophisticated, discussion across the land, sea, and air environments; and coverage of contemporary topics such as drones, cyber warfare, and hybrid warfare. The book makes extensive use of text boxes to explain key concepts and to reference extended examples; annotated guides to further reading; and key questions to promote the reader's further thinking. This second edition has been fully revised and updated to take into account new debates and recent events in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, and also restructured to further improve its usefulness as a teaching tool.
Category: Political Science