Entries by Heather Roff from 02/2013

The Short Slide From Drones to Despotism

| Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Politics

The U.S. saddles up its moral high horse and claims that drone attacks on U.S. citizens do not threaten the bedrock of individual rights and freedoms, but are done for the greater good. It is at best a legal farce and at worst detrimental to the rule of law in the U.S. (and possibly elsewhere).

The Distinguished Warfare Medal: A Sign of the Changing Times

| Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

Leon Panetta recently announced the creation of the "the Distinguished Warfare Medal" to recognize outstanding achievements by unmanned aerial vehicle pilots. Yet how can one evaluate acts in war when the fighter is not on the battlefield and is in no physical danger?