Santa Monica, CA ; Cambridge (UK) : RAND Corporation, 2016
XXI, 56 p. : tabl., diagr. ; 30 cm
This study was commissioned by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence to examine the academic debate pertaining to the moral landscape of cross-domain conflict (i.e. a conflict that spans two or more military domains). The study considers the body of work on morality and armed conflict in the future operating environment and provides insights on the ways in which new ways of fighting may challenge traditional moral principles. The study considered two emerging technologies (cyber and autonomous systems) to derive practical insights on the new technologies' challenge to traditional thinking about morality. Cyber and autonomous systems were considered to present challenges to a number of the principles underpinning traditional moral and legal frameworks.