All posts by Christopher Toscano

Lt. Cdr. Christopher Toscano is an active-duty Navy Judge Advocate and 2014 LL.M. Graduate of the George Washington University Law School.

“Friend of Humans”: An Argument for Developing Autonomous Weapons Systems

Toscano reviews the state of autonomous robotic technology on the modern battlefield, in both its current and anticipated instances. He suggests that existing legal frameworks in international humanitarian law and the laws of war are equipped to deal with this novel form of weaponry.