Robots, battlefield nuclear weapons and cluster bombs are changing the face of war. These weapons kill and injure civilians and combatants indiscriminately. Christians – just warriors and pacifists – ought to call for an end to all military intervention if this is the only kind of war that the British armed forces are now prepared to fight.
Michael Northcott is a professor of ethics at the University of Edinburgh, a trustee of Traidcraft and an Episcopal Priest. He is the author of many books including A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming and Cuttlefish Clones and Cluster Bombs: Preaching, Politics and Ecology.