In The Zone

Interesting chats with Mike and Josh

Soldiers and states: who are the ‘good guys’ in war?

Who are the ‘good guys’ in war? And why is it important that we are seen to be doing the right thing? In this podcast, Mike and Josh discuss the case of Marine Gallagher, a US Navy Seal who was tried for warcrimes and found guilty of taking a photo with a dead detainee.

Autonomous Weapon Systems and Killer Drones

Mike and Josh talk about the role of autonomous weapon systems (AWS), and some of the ethical issues that they present. They then move on to talk about semi-automated systems, such as drones, where the human can often prove the ‘weak link’ in the chain.