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Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman

Drones and the Changing Face of War (#114)

Guests: Abraham Sofaer: Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, author, The Best Defense? Legitimacy and Preventive Force, former counsel, Reagan White House. Gary Solis, Georgetown University Law Professor, author, The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War, P.W. Singer, Sr. Fellow, Brookings Institution and author, Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century.


Jim Glassman hosts a wide-ranging discussion about the legality and morality of using drones to target terrorists and enemies in Afghanistan and Pakistan. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: From the producers of "Think Tank with Ben Wattenburg," Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman is a new half-hour weekly series on ideas and their consequences. Each edition of Ideas in Action presents a discussion of trends, conditions, and ideas behind the week's headlines. In the tradition of the long-running PBS series Think Tank, the program limits itself to one topic per half-hour edition in order to go deeper into a subject than the average TV show. Viewers engage with a diverse group of economists, historians, anthropologists, political scientists, demographers, and social philosophers, as well as authorities from many other disciplines.

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