Drone warfare: killing by remote control

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"Drone Warfare" is the first comprehensive analysis of one of the fastest growing--and most secretive--fronts in global conflict: the rise of robot warfare. In 2000, the Pentagon had fewer than fifty aerial drones; ten years later, it had a fleet of nearly 7,500, and the US Air Force now trains more drone "pilots" than bomber and fighter pilots combined. Drones are already a $5 billion business in the US alone. The human cost? Drone strikes have killed more than 200 children alone in Pakistan and Yemen. CODEPINK and Global Exchange cofounder Medea Benjamin provides the first extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who controls these unmanned planes, and what are the legal and moral implications of their use. In vivid, readable style, this book also looks at what activists, lawyers, and scientists across the globe are doing to ground these weapons. Benjamin argues that the assassinations we are carrying out from the air will come back to haunt us when others start doing the same thing--to us.
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display_description Weeks after the 2002 American invasion of Afghanistan, Medea Benjamin visited that country. There, on the ground, talking with victims of the strikes, she learned the reality behind the "precision bombs" on which US forces were becoming increasingly reliant. Now, with the use of drones escalating at a meteoric pace, Benjamin has written this book as a call to action: "It is meant to wake a sleeping public lulled into thinking that drones are good, that targeted killings are making us safer." Drone Warfare is a comprehensive look at the growing menace of robotic warfare, with an extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who "pilots" these unmanned planes, who the victims are, and what the legal and moral implications are. In a vivid, accessible style, the book also looks at what activists, lawyers, and scientists are doing to ground the drones and considers ways to move forward. In reality, writes Benjamin, the assassinations we are carrying out via drones will come back to haunt us when others start doing the same thing-to us.
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table_of_contents A sordid affair with killer drones -- It's a growth market -- Here a drone, there a drone, everywhere a drone -- Pilots without a cockpit -- Remote-controlled victims -- Murder by drone : is it legal? -- Morality bites the dust -- The activists strike back -- Opposition to drones goes global -- Conclusion.
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title Drone warfare : killing by remote control
title_display Drone warfare : killing by remote control
title_full Drone warfare : killing by remote control / Medea Benjamin ; [with a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich], Drone warfare: killing by remote control [electronic resource]
title_short Drone warfare :
title_sort drone warfare killing by remote control
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topic Drone aircraft Moral and ethical aspects United States, Drone aircraft United States, Robotics Military applications, United States Military policy Moral and ethical aspects, War Moral and ethical aspects United States
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