Drone Wars: Transforming Conflict, Law, And Policy

Drone Wars: Transforming Conflict, Law, And Policy

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Peter Bergen
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 8/12/2014
EAN 9781107663381, ISBN10: 1107663385

Paperback, 494 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.8 cm
Language: English

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.

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.