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Analyzing the drone debates : targeted killings, remote warfare, and military technology, James DeShaw Rae, John Crist, (electronic book ;)

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Analyzing the drone debates : targeted killings, remote warfare, and military technology
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Analyzing the drone debates
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targeted killings, remote warfare, and military technology
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James DeShaw Rae, John Crist
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eng
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  • The book examines principal arguments for and against the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance and 'targeted killing.' Addressing both sides of the argument with clear and cogent details, the book provides a thorough introduction to ongoing debate about the future of warfare and its ethical implications.
  • "This is a must read for anyone, especially for students and practitioners of public policy, interested in the controversial subject of the use of drones in warfare. This book provides a timely, valuable, comprehensive, and concise account of the subject from the perspectives of national security, law, ethics, and public policy. The readers will appreciate James Rae's nuanced and balanced scrutiny of competing claims that illuminate and clarify the complex picture surrounding the use of drones. His vivid and compelling writing style exudes forthright pragmatism while he walks the readers past narrow viewpoints and soundbites to draw their own informed conclusions before presenting his own." -Mahabat Baimyrzaeva, Associate Professor Monterey Institute of International Studies, Middlebury College, USA
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Rae, James DeShaw
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172.42
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illustrations
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non fiction
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Crist, John
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  • Drone aircraft
  • Robotics
  • Targeted killing
  • Military ethics
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This book examines the principal arguments for and against the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance and "targeted killing." While generally avoiding taking sides, this work informs the reader of the current and future role of remotely piloted aircrafts in both war and peace times. It summarizes the viewpoints of scholars and policymakers on whether drone warfare is effective, legal, and ethical. Among some of the controversial aspects discussed are the degree of precision in targeted killing exercises, whether civilian casualties are high or low, whether drones increase or decrease global terrorism, if killing someone remotely in a risk-free environment is unethical, and how personal privacy may be eroded by persistent surveillance from law enforcement operation of drones
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Analyzing the drone debates : targeted killings, remote warfare, and military technology, James DeShaw Rae, John Crist, (electronic book ;)
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9781137381576
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1 online resource (158 p.)
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electronic
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9781137381576
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2 figures, 2.
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PDF.
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Analyzing the drone debates : targeted killings, remote warfare, and military technology, James DeShaw Rae, John Crist, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Control code
9781137381576
Extent
1 online resource (158 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137381576
Other physical details
2 figures, 2.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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