How does tech influence the ethics guiding U.S. security policy?
GMA 400L - Senior Seminar Research Lab
The purpose of this thesis was to explore how advances in the field philosophy and technological progress in the military sector have impacted American political attitudes and decisions in the national security realm. Superior military technology gives a country significant edge in war, and by extension, technologically advanced countries are able to advance their political philosophies on the tip of their spear. New weapons pose new challenges, often blurring the traditionally established rules of moral conduct in war. Overcoming these problems rests in the government's ability to exercise prudence that is proportionate to the threat nation faces to achieve a balance between protecting individual liberties and ensuring national security.