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The Resource Drone warfare, John Kaag and Sarah Kreps

Drone warfare, John Kaag and Sarah Kreps

Label
Drone warfare
Title
Drone warfare
Statement of responsibility
John Kaag and Sarah Kreps
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most significant and controversial developments in contemporary warfare is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones. In the last decade, US drone strikes have more than doubled and their deployment is transforming the way wars are fought across the globe. But how did drones claim such an important role in modern military planning? And how are they changing military strategy and the ethics of war and peace? What standards might effectively limit their use? Should there even be a limit? Drone warfare is the first book to engage fully with the political, legal, and ethical dimensions of UAVs. In it, political scientist Sarah Kreps and philosopher John Kaag discuss the extraordinary expansion of drone programs from the Cold War to the present day and their so-called 'effectiveness' in conflict zones. Analysing the political implications of drone technology for foreign and domestic policy as well as public opinion, the authors go on to examine the strategic position of the United States - by far the world's most prolific employer of drones - to argue that US military supremacy could be used to enshrine a new set of international agreements and treaties aimed at controlling the use of UAVs in the future
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Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaag, John J.
Dewey number
623.74690973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UG1242.D7
LC item number
K33 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kreps, Sarah E.
Series statement
War and conflict in the modern world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drone aircraft
  • Drone aircraft
Target audience
specialized
Label
Drone warfare, John Kaag and Sarah Kreps
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-183) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the rise of drone -- The nuts and bolts of drones -- Drones and democracy -- Drones and international law -- The ethics of drone warfare -- Conclusion : the way ahead
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 195 pages
Isbn
9780745680989
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn884554727
  • (OCoLC)884554727
Label
Drone warfare, John Kaag and Sarah Kreps
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-183) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the rise of drone -- The nuts and bolts of drones -- Drones and democracy -- Drones and international law -- The ethics of drone warfare -- Conclusion : the way ahead
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 195 pages
Isbn
9780745680989
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn884554727
  • (OCoLC)884554727

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