The paradox of non-lethal weapons
Not all weapons are designed to kill; some are just meant to cause injury. Yet under the rules of war—a somewhat haphazard collection of ethical and legal directives—we are sometimes allowed to use lethal weapons even when certain nonlethal weapons are disallowed. In short, the lethal weapons are more permissible on the battlefield
Enlightening article by Fritz Allhoff on an issue that should be resolved rather sooner than later.