Prof. O'Connell quoted in WorldNetDaily & The Trentonian

| By: Susan Good

Obama’s in love with drones
WorldNetDaily (Quotes: Mary Ellen O’Connell) July 27, 2010
On Scott Simon’s always-illuminating Weekend Edition program on National Public Radio, Mary Ellen O’Connell, a research professor at the University of Notre Dame said: "I am not at all against the use of technology that protects our soldiers, and I’m with the American public on that entirely. But I do think a lot about not only the legal but the moral ramifications of the drone, the ability to kill from thousands of miles away, not just a mile or two away. And what is that doing to us a nation?” > Read Article

Few batting eyes at Obama’s deadly drone policy
The Trentonian (Quotes: Mary Ellen O’Connell) July 28, 2010
On Scott Simon’s always-illuminating Weekend Edition program on National Public Radio, Mary Ellen O’Connell, a research professor at the University of Notre Dame, said, “I am not at all against the use of technology that protects our soldiers. … But I do think a lot about not only the legal but the moral ramifications of the drone, the ability to kill from thousands of miles away, not just a mile or two away. And what is that doing to us as a nation?” She wonders whether we are “really thinking through our leadership obligations. … “Are we really setting the legal and moral norms that should be governing their use only in situations of real necessity?” > Read Article