Predators: The CIA's Drone War on al Qaeda

Predators: The CIA's Drone War on al Qaeda

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by Brian Glyn Williams
     
 

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"Predators is an insightful and intriguing introduction to the new war against Al Qaeda."—Bruce Riedel, Brookings Institute, former CIA analyst and special assistant to President Obama on terrorism in Pakistan

“Finally a book that dispassionately shows the facts and impact on this new technology. A must read for anyone interested in the evolution of warfare.”—Dr. Marc Sageman, former CIA field officer liaison to the Afghan mujahideen and author of Understanding Terrorist Networks

"Brian Glyn Williams succeeds in the near impossible task of providing both the most damming indictment of drones in modern warfare and a glowing endorsement of them. Never before has such a meticulous and indispensable history of drone warfare been presented. Predators is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to better understand the contentious lethal legacy of drones in America’s Global War on Terrorism."—Matthew C. DuPée, U.S. Department of Defense Analyst for South Asia

Bruce Riedel

"Predators is an insightful and intriguing introduction to the new war against Al Qaeda."—Bruce Riedel, Brookings Institute, former CIA analyst and special assistant to President Obama on terrorism in Pakistan
Dr. Marc Sageman

“Finally a book that dispassionately shows the facts and impact on this new technology. A must read for anyone interested in the evolution of warfare.”—Dr. Marc Sageman, former CIA field officer liaison to the Afghan mujahideen and author of Understanding Terrorist Networks
Matthew C. DuPée

"Brian Glyn Williams succeeds in the near impossible task of providing both the most damming indictment of drones in modern warfare and a glowing endorsement of them. Never before has such a meticulous and indispensable history of drone warfare been presented. Predators is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to better understand the contentious lethal legacy of drones in America’s Global War on Terrorism."—Matthew C. DuPée, U.S. Department of Defense Analyst for South Asia
Times (London) - Will Hodgkinson

"Predators: The CIA's Drone War on al Qaeda is a sober reflection on how the CIA's drone assassination campaigns in Pakistan and Yemen have reduced the chance of terror attacks but radicalized survivors and killed civilians in the process."—Will Hodgkinson, Times (London)
Parameters - Ulrike Esther Franke

"Predators is recommended reading to those interested in how US counterterrorism efforts in Pakistan and elsewhere have affected civilian populations living in the targeted countries. Williams studies the impact of the missile strikes by US drones in remote regions of the world, in particular in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)."—Ulrike Esther Franke, Parameters
Boston Globe - Katharine Whittemore

"Williams concedes collateral damage, but says drones are "not clumsily killing mass numbers of civilians." In fact, the technology is getting smarter and smarter: The non-military fatality rate "has plummeted" since 2004 to the point where it's now close to zero."—Katharine Whittemore, Boston Globe
Small Wars Journal - Evan Kalikow

"Predators: The CIA's Drone War on al Qaeda, the newest book by Dr. Brian Glyn Williams of the University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth, treats the topic with the care it deserves. Over the course of the book's 11 chapters, Williams takes an even-handed approach, providing invaluable history and context to frame the arguments both in favor of and against current US drone policy."—Evan Kalikow, Small Wars Journal

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612346175
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
07/28/2013
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
628,152
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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