Drone: remote control warfare

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[2017]
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Drones are changing the conduct of war. Advocates say that drones are more precise than conventional bombers, allowing warfare with minimal civilian deaths while keeping American pilots out of harm's way. Critics say that drones are cowardly and that they often kill innocent civilians while terrorizing entire villages on the ground. In this book, the author explores the significance of drone warfare from multiple perspectives, drawing on accounts by drone operators, victims of drone attacks, antidrone activists, human rights activists, international lawyers, journalists, military thinkers, and academic experts. The author examines the way drone warfare has created commuter warriors and redefined the space of the battlefield. he looks at the paradoxical mix of closeness and distance involved in remote killing: is it easier than killing someone on the physical battlefield if you have to watch onscreen? He maps "ethical slippage" over time in targeting practices. ANd he contrasts government officials' legal justification of drone attacks with arguments by international lawyers and Nos.
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subject_facetAir warfare -- History -- 21st century
Air warfare -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States
Air warfare -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Air warfare -- United States -- Moral and ethical aspects
Drone aircraft -- History
Drone aircraft -- Moral and ethical aspects
Drone aircraft -- Social aspects
Electronic books
Nonfiction
Politics
Technology
title_displayDrone : remote control warfare
title_fullDrone : remote control warfare / Gusterson, Hugh
Drone : remote control warfare / Hugh Gusterson
Drone [electronic resource] : Remote control warfare. Hugh Gusterson
title_shortDrone
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Drone aircraft
History
Moral and ethical aspects
Nonfiction
Politics
Social aspects
Technology