Drone Wars: Transforming Conflict, Law, and Policy

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Peter L. Bergen, Daniel Rothenberg
Cambridge University Press, Dec 8, 2014 - Law
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Drones are the iconic military technology of many of today's most pressing conflicts. Drones have captured the public imagination, partly because they project lethal force in a manner that challenges accepted 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.
 

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Contents

Reflections on Being
9
The Need to Know More About the Civilian
42
The Boundaries of War? Assessing the Impact of Drone Strikes
71
What Do Pakistanis Really Think About Drones?
89
It Is War at a Very Intimate Level
113
Are Targeted Killings by Drones Outside
129
Will JSOCs Control of Drones
160
Harold Koh and the Evolution
185
A Phenomenon Unique to the War on Terror
253
Just War in the Context
285
The Global Proliferation of Drone Technology
300
No One Feels Safe
345
What the History
359
Drones and the Dilemma of Modern Warfare
388
Transformative Technologies
421
Drones and the Emergence of DataDriven Warfare
441

Using Drones in Afghanistan
209
The Five Deadly Flaws of Talking About Emerging Military
215
Drones and Cognitive Dissonance
230

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Peter L. Bergen is a print, television, and web journalist; documentary producer; think tank director; and the author of four books about al-Qaeda, three of which were New York Times best sellers and three of which were named among the nonfiction books of the year by the Washington Post. He is the director of the national security program at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC; a Fellow at Fordham University's Center on National Security; and CNN's national security analyst.

Daniel Rothenberg is Professor of Practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies and the Lincoln Fellow for Ethics and International Human Rights Law at Arizona State University. He was also the founding executive director of the Center for Law and Global Affairs at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. From 2004 to 2010, he designed and managed human rights and rule-of-law projects in Afghanistan and Iraq. Rothenberg is the author and editor of several books and a frequent contributor on issues of international law, conflict, and global politics.

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