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See It/Shoot It : The Secret History of the CIA's Lethal Drone Program (Hardcover) (Christopher J.

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This eye-opening study uncovers the history of the most important instrument of U.S. counterterrorism today: the armed drone. It reveals that, contrary to popular belief, the CIA’s covert drone program is not a product of 9/11. Rather, it is the result of U.S. counterterrorism practices extending back to an influential group of policy makers in the Reagan administration.
Tracing the evolution of counterterrorism policy and drone technology from the fallout of Iran-Contra and the CIA’s “Eagle Program” prototype in the mid-1980s to the emergence of al-Qaeda, Fuller shows how George W. Bush and Obama built upon or discarded strategies from the Reagan and Clinton eras as they responded to changes in the partisan environment, the perceived level of threat, and technological advances. Examining a range of counterterrorism strategies, he reveals why the CIA’s drones became the United States’ preferred tool for pursuing the decades-old goal of preemptively targeting anti-American terrorists around the world.
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Political Science, History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Christopher J. Fuller
Language: English
Street Date: April 25, 2017
TCIN: 51879832
UPC: 9780300218541
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-6728
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