The future soldier may be enhanced.
Armed forces around the world are exploring technological and biological enhancements to their soldiers. But this raises a number of serious ethical concerns, before, during and after conflict.
MQ Predator unmanned aircraft, the kind of drone used for targeted killings by the US army.
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Targeted killing – the killing of specific individuals usually performed by drones – is a globally expanding practice.
A discipline neither good nor evil.
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Maybe you think neuroscience has a peaceable history of benign efforts to improve lives and enhance human capacities. But its origins and development tell a different story – with ethical implications.
The difficulties that soldiers face when returning home from battle are part of an old, old story.
A US Navy guided-missile destroyer sails the Pacific Ocean in November 2009.
A more muscular foreign policy in our region would carry risks, but it might also show Australia and its neighbours that the US has its interests at heart.
Veteran status is a right to be earned.
Why would you lie about battlefield honours?
Hillary Clinton makes her case to become president.
In less than a week, Americans will choose their next president. And either way, there are problems on a foerign policy level.
A German solider displays a Eurocorps badge.
When it loses the UK, the EU loses an important military power, which makes the remaining countries keener than ever to collaborate.
The future battlefield will look very different.
What is hybrid warfare, and why would Australia benefit from its technological developments?
The South African military leads on gender representation, with a third of its full time personnel being women.
As military organisations become less oriented towards violence, the traditional, aggressive, warrior-like culture of the military has to be balanced with new task requirements.
What would you do?
The author sat in on one of the Swedish military's virtual reality training exercises. Here's what they saw.
Now that UN peacekeepers have left Liberia, the country has much work to do.
There's no doubt it was time for the United Nations mission in Liberia to end. But there are some gaps in the country's plan to move on without the men and women in blue helmets.
Equality is coming to the British Armed Forces, whether it's wanted or not.
Testimonies at the royal commission highlighted the age-old military tradition of initiation ceremonies and their place in building morale.
Military institutions and militarised cultures seek to generate a unity of people and purpose. Initiation rituals have been a historically stable strategy to achieve this.
After the Somme the British army was supplied with vastly more firepower than before. This would decide the course of this war.
Worried that a shortage of language speakers could be a security risk, the army now gives soldiers cash incentives to learn them.
British soldiers on exercises.
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Unpicking the gap between rhetoric and reality.
Inside the U.S. Army’s Cyber Operations Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia.
The country's actual offensive cyber capabilities remain shrouded in the classified world. But what is public is enough to discuss potential cyber weapons and how they might be used.
A new deal for the people as well as the state?
Grand plans designed to reduce reliance on oil will struggle to create an economy which helps all the Kingdom's subjects.
Not all soldiers are destined for a life of crime post-service.
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It's time to challenge the misconceptions plaguing veterans.