The Dark End of a War

The Dark End of a War

The dark end of a war was on full display as the last U.S. plane lifted off from Afghanistan this week, nearly 20 years after Sept. 11, 2001. In 2001, the Taliban-controlled government was accused by the U.S. of harboring Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, the masterminds...
What Christians Owe the World When Neighbors Fight

What Christians Owe the World When Neighbors Fight

What Christians are obliged to do and why is an endlessly complicated venture because our time, energy, resources and attention are limited. With so many forms of suffering before us, our good will and love are overwhelmed, or worse, deflected. But obligation will not...
Autonomous Weapons Systems Raise Moral Questions

Autonomous Weapons Systems Raise Moral Questions

A Kargu-2 was used in Libya during a March 2020 skirmish, according to a June 2021 NPR report that cited a United Nations Security Council briefing. Turkish company STM makes the Kargu-2, a lethal autonomous weapons system (LAWS). The company describes the weapon as...
Memorial Day: When Will We Mourn All the War Dead?

Memorial Day: When Will We Mourn All the War Dead?

My question is not whether we should mourn, legitimately and unreservedly, the loss of our war dead on Memorial Day. Yes. A thousand times, yes. My question is this: On what day should we also mourn the loss of others’ war dead? Indeed, one of Memorial Day’s stories...