Naval War College Review


Pedestrian forms of philosophical in- novation often involve the application of old ideas to new cases. It should there- fore come as no surprise that the creative bulk of what is published today on the ethics of war achieves its novelty —when it does at all—by applying the just war tradition to hitherto- unexamined aspects of contemporary warfare, for example, drones and unmanned systems, cyber warfare, intelligence and covert operations, asymmetric warfare, and terrorism.