CV NEWS FEED // A high-ranking Air Force General said the United States military holds higher ethical standards than those of hostile foreign nations due to its “Judeo-Christian” values.
When the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) in the military came up, the general invoked America’s founding principles to justify its use.
“Regardless of what your beliefs are, our society is a Judeo-Christian society, and we have a moral compass,” he said. “Not everybody does, and there are those that are willing to go for the ends — regardless of what means have to be employed, and we’ll have to be ready for that.”
Without naming specific nations, the general said that what our “adversaries” do “depends who plays by the rules of warfare and who doesn’t.” He added, “There are societies that have a very different foundation than ours.”
The panel’s description makes reference to threats from China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea.
Moore joined the U.S. Air Force as an officer over 30 years ago. He was promoted to his current rank as a three-star general last summer and currently serves as the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs at the Pentagon.
His comments come at a time when there is much debate over the morality of employing AI for warfare and other purposes. The Daily Wire reported on China’s increased interest in AI over recent years, as well as U.S. military’s response:
Technology experts warned lawmakers last week to act quickly in the race for AI dominance. China reportedly is leading the world in funding innovative defense measures as the U.S. focuses on consumer services such as ChatGPT.
Defense Department officials began working on responsible guidelines for the military to use AI and autonomy on future battlefields during the Trump administration, according to its website. After months of consultation with leading AI experts in commercial industry, government, academia, and the American public, the DOD AI strategy objective directed the U.S. military to lead in AI ethics and the lawful use of AI systems.
Moore’s assertion that the United States is a “Judeo-Christian society” juxtaposes other current military leaders’ embrace of “woke” leftist ideas.
Furthermore, the Department of Defense currently follows a policy of using taxpayer dollars to pay for servicemembers’ abortions.
For the past few months, Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-AL, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has been almost singlehandedly challenging this measure. As he stated in an interview with CatholicVote’s LOOPcast, Tuberville is blocking appointments of high-ranking military officials until the Department rescinds its new abortion policy.