30 Issues: Big Military
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: Emerging issues of modern warfare and the near future of the U.S. military. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.
Open Prep: Questions, Articles, and Links to Get You Started
- Does one country need half the world's military?
- Is the War on Terror over?
- What are the moral challenges surrounding drone warfare?
- Does the U.S. military have humanitarian obligations?
What are your key questions on this topic? Post them below and get the conversation going!
- Nora Bensahel, senior fellow at the Center for New American Security, to discuss the Obama and Romney military budget plans, and what US military spending priorities today
- Noah Shachtman, fellow with the Brookings 21st Century Defense Initiative and Editor of Wired's Danger Room blog, to discuss the rise of drone warfare under Obama
- Hard Choices: Responsible Defense in an Age of Austerity (CNAS)
- Washington Post Issue Engine: Military Spending
- 5 Ways Obama and Romney Differ on Military (CSM)
- How the Obama Administration Justifies Targeted Killings (CFR)
- The Strategic Context of Lethal Drones (American Security Project)
- Room For Debate: Do Drone Attacks Do More Harm Than Good? (NYTimes)
- Map: Pakistani Drone Strikes (New America Foundation)
In Our Longform Guide: Elisabeth Bumiller on Drone Pilots
30 Issues Interactive from the WNYC Data News Team
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