Fort Leavenworth Ethics Symposium


Featured Article: The Influence of Transhumanist Thought on Human Enhancement



Featured Article: The Influence of Transhumanist Thought on Human Enhancement
Featured article: The Influence of Transhumanist Thought on Human Enhancement by Jeff Sheets In the April 2017 edition of National Geographic Magazine, journalist D.T. Max describes his encounter with cyborg Neil Harbisson. Color blind from birth due to a condition called achromatopsia, Harbisson had a fiber-optic sensor fixed onto the… Read More

Featured Article: Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Autonomous Weapon Systems…



Featured Article: Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Autonomous Weapon Systems…
Featured article: Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Autonomous Weapon Systems and the Laws of Armed Conflict by Dustin P.J. Murphy Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the world and it will change the nature, speed, and scope of war. AI promises to benefit humanity but it also generates fear because of the unknowns associated… Read More

Featured Article: The Role of Cognitive Dissonance in Dehumanization…



Featured Article: The Role of Cognitive Dissonance in Dehumanization…
Featured article: The Role of Cognitive Dissonance in Dehumanization: Denying Humanity through AI by Bobbie Murray and Beata Moore Artificial intelligence (AI) is an interdisciplinary science with multiple approaches to military application. It is quickly becoming central to modern warfare. There are eight areas where AI will prove its importance… Read More

Special Report: Ethical Implications of Large Scale Combat Operations



Special Report: Ethical Implications of Large Scale Combat Operations
About this Report: Beginning in 2009, the Command and General Staff College Foundation has partnered each year with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College to host an annual ethics symposium at Fort Leavenworth. These annual symposia provide an opportunity for academics and practitioners to come together to discuss… Read More

Featured Article: Engineering Telos…



Featured Article: Engineering Telos…
Featured article: Engineering Telos: Flourishing in the Context of AI and Transhumanism by Braden Molhoek In this paper I argue that the Aristotelian notion of telos continues to be a central concern in the context of human enhancement and artificial intelligence (AI). Beginning with a cursory examination of what Aristotle… Read More

Featured Article: Bridging the Accountability Gap…



Featured Article: Bridging the Accountability Gap…
Featured article: Bridging the Accountability Gap: The Special Court for Sierra Leone by Dale McFeatters In October 2017, the Army revised Field Manual 3-0, Operations, the capstone doctrine on unified land operations, to focus on conducting and sustaining large-scale combat operations. Large-scale combat operations are the employment of the range… Read More

Featured Article: Defense Against Weaponized Information…



Featured Article: Defense Against Weaponized Information…
Featured article: Defense Against Weaponized Information: A Human Problem, Not Just A Technical One by Nicholas J. Kane I n the Information Age, near-infinite data is available with just a few clicks of a mouse. Furthermore, users, wittingly or unwittingly, offer up much personal information that a person, with some… Read More

Featured Article: When Asimov’s Robots Encounter the Laws of War



Featured Article: When Asimov’s Robots Encounter the Laws of War
Featured article: When Asimov’s Robots Encounter the Laws of War by Michael H. Hoffman I t’s been culturally ingrained since 1942 that robots should never harm human beings. Isaac Asimov first introduced his famed laws of robotics in a science fiction story published that year. They stand the test of… Read More

Featured Article: Artificial Intelligence in Warfare



Featured Article: Artificial Intelligence in Warfare
Featured article: Coding Just War Theory: Artificial Intelligence in Warfare by Dana Gingrich Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve decision making is not a new concept. The proliferation of AI, however, makes this period in history a strategic inflection point. Tomorrow’s wars will be fought and won using AI. The… Read More

Featured Article: The Decembrist Revolt and its Aftermath…



Featured Article: The Decembrist Revolt and its Aftermath…
Featured article: The Decembrist Revolt and its Aftermath: Values in Conflict by Robert F. Baumann In December 1825, a group of Russian conspirators attempted to seize power by carrying out an uprising against the tsarist regime. Known as the Decembrist Revolt, Soviet historians embraced the episode as a precursor to… Read More