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Asymmetric KillingRisk Avoidance, Just War, and the Warrior Ethos$
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Neil C. Renic

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198851462

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198851462.001.0001

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Introduction: The Moral Limits of Asymmetric Killing

Introduction: The Moral Limits of Asymmetric Killing

(p.1) Introduction: The Moral Limits of Asymmetric Killing
Asymmetric Killing

Neil C. Renic

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter sets out the scope of the analysis to be covered in the book. It introduces the subject of radical asymmetry, clarifies the theoretical and empirical dimensions of the topic, and provides an overview of historical iterations of this challenge. Following a brief review of the existing debate, the chapter outlines the methodological framework of the book, highlighting the distinction between its ethical and moral focus. Following this, the chapter offers a summary of the central argument. A brief breakdown of the overall structure of the book is then provided. The chapter concludes by emphasizing the significance of this subject.

Keywords:   risk, reciprocal risk, asymmetry, unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs, drones, Just War, United States, warrior ethos, military ethics

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