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Drone Debate : A Primer on the U.S. Use of Unmanned Aircraft Outside Conventional Battlefields

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The Drone Debate offers a thorough investigation of the where, why, how, and when of the United States’ use of UAVs. Beginning with a historical overview of the use of drones in warfare, it then addresses whether targeted killing operations are strategically wise, whether they are permissible under international law, and the related ethical issues. It also looks at the political factors behind the use of drones, including domestic and global attitudes toward their use and potential issues of proliferation and escalation. Finally, the use of drones by other countries, such as Israel and China, is examined. Each chapter features a case study that highlights particular incidents and patterns of operation in specific regions, including Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, and Libya and strike types (signature strikes, personality strikes, etc.).
Number of Pages: 345
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Political Freedom / International Security, International Relations / Arms Control
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Age Range: Teen
Author: Avery Plaw & Matthew S. Fricker & Carlos R. Colon
Language: English
Street Date: December 24, 2015
TCIN: 50378259
UPC: 9781442230590
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-4254
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