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After the fourth murder of an Iranian physicist, G. Pascal Zachary looks into the history of government scientists during times of tension.
When scientists go rogue, is assassinating them ever justified? The answer: it depends. In the case of Iran’s murdered physicists, someone has decided to draw a bright line – and the reason is whether such a line is justifiable.
These days, they say, military personnel in Virginia or Nevada make decisions about whether to launch predator-based missiles against specific targets thousands of miles away in Afghanistan and Pakistan, an extraordinary distancing of the fighter from the target.
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