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Drone Wars: Transforming Conflict, Law, and Policy
     

Drone Wars: Transforming Conflict, Law, and Policy

by Peter L. Bergen, Daniel Rothenberg
 

ISBN-10: 1107663385

ISBN-13: 9781107663381

Pub. Date: 12/08/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Drones are the iconic military technology of many of today's most pressing conflicts, a lens through which U.S. foreign policy is understood, and a means for discussing key issues regarding the laws of war and the changing nature of global politics. Drones have captured the public imagination, partly because they project lethal force in a manner that challenges

Overview

Drones are the iconic military technology of many of today's most pressing conflicts, a lens through which U.S. foreign policy is understood, and a means for discussing key issues regarding the laws of war and the changing nature of global politics. Drones have captured the public imagination, partly because they project lethal force in a manner that challenges accepted rules, norms, and moral understandings. Drone Wars presents a series of essays by legal scholars, journalists, government officials, military analysts, social scientists, and foreign policy experts. It addresses drones' impact on the ground, how their use adheres to and challenges the laws of war, their relationship to complex policy challenges, and the ways they help us understand the future of war. The book is a diverse and comprehensive interdisciplinary perspective on drones that covers important debates on targeted killing and civilian casualties, presents key data on drone deployment, and offers new ideas on their historical development, significance, and impact on law and policy. Drone Wars documents the current state of the field at an important moment in history when new military technologies are transforming how war is practiced by the United States and, increasingly, by other states and by non-state actors around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107663381
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/08/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Drones on the Ground: 1. My guards absolutely feared drones: reflections on being held captive for seven months by the Taliban David Rohde; 2. The decade of the drone: analyzing CIA drone attacks, casualties, and policy Peter Bergen and Jennifer Rowland; 3. Just trust us: the need to know more about the civilian impact of US drone strikes Sarah Holewinski; 4. The boundaries of war?: Assessing the impact of drone strikes in Yemen Christopher Swift; 5. What do Pakistanis really think about drones? Saba Imtiaz; Part II. Drones and the Laws of War: 6. It is war at a very intimate level USAF pilot; 7. This is not war by machine Charles Blanchard; 8. Regulating drones: are targeted killings by drones outside traditional battlefields legal? William Banks; 9. A move within the shadows: will JSOC's control of drones improve policy? Naureen Shah; 10. Defending the drones: Harold Koh and the evolution of US policy Tara McKelvey; Part III. Drones and Policy Challenges: 11. 'Bring on the magic': using drones in combat Michael Waltz; 12. The five deadly flaws of talking about emerging military technologies and the need for new approaches to law, ethics, and war P. W. Singer; 13. Drones and cognitive dissonance Rosa Brooks; 14. Predator effect: a phenomenon unique to the war on terror Meg Braun; 15. Disciplining drone strikes: just war in the context of counterterrorism David True; 16. World of drones: the global proliferation of drone technology Peter Bergen and Jennifer Rowland; Part IV. Drones and the Future of Warfare: 17. No one feels safe Adam Khan; 18. 'Drones' now and what to expect over the next ten years Werner Dahm; 19. From Orville Wright to September 11: what the history of drone technology says about the future Konstantin Kakaes; 20. Drones and the dilemma of modern warfare Richard Pildes and Samuel Issacharoff; 21. How to manage drones, transformative technologies, the evolving nature of conflict and the inadequacy of current systems of law Brad Allenby; 22. Drones and the emergence of data-driven warfare Daniel Rothenberg.

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