Story highlights The Dutch released a report saying a missile warhead was responsible for the crash of Malaysia Flight 17 Robert Latiff: Why would any military power sell or give weapons to those who may not know how to properly use them? Maj. Gen. Robert Latiff teaches the ethics of emerging weapons technologies at the University of Notre Dame. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN)On Tuesday, the Dutch Safety Board released a report suggesting that a missile warhead was responsible for the crash of Malaysia Flight 17 over Donetsk, Ukraine, in July 2014. Everyone on board was killed. Russians and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine deny allegations that they are to blame; instead, they accuse the Ukrainians. Both sides keep pointing fingers at one another. It’s very possible that this tragedy is the result of highly capable weapons landing in the hands of those who are not adequately trained to use them, or worse, when systems that should have available safety mechanisms were sold without them. Robert Latiff Think of it this way: Would you give a scalpel to a novice and ask her to perform brain surgery? Or rely on a first year… Read full this story
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