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The Morality of “Drone Warfare”

Jennifer M. Welsh

in Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict: Ethical, Legal, and Strategic Implications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226258058
eISBN:
9780226258195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226258195.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the ethical questions surrounding US targeted killing policy. Because drone weapons reduce the costs and risks of using force, they have the potential to alter the assessment of ... More


Targeted Killings and Secret Law: Drones and the Atrophy of Political Restraints on the War Power

Mary Dudziak

in Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict: Ethical, Legal, and Strategic Implications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226258058
eISBN:
9780226258195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226258195.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter addresses the impact of secretive targeted killing policies on Presidential war-making authority and political accountability. It examines how secrecy affects the role of political ... More


Justifying the Right to Kill: Problems of Law, Transparency, and Accountability

Pardiss Kebriaei

in Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict: Ethical, Legal, and Strategic Implications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226258058
eISBN:
9780226258195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226258195.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Despite President Obama’s 2013 pledge to narrow targeting criteria and provide greater oversight of drone operations, US policy continues to lack transparency and accountability. This chapter ... More


The Strategic Implications of Targeted Drone Strikes for US Global Counterterrorism

Audrey Kurth Cronin

in Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict: Ethical, Legal, and Strategic Implications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226258058
eISBN:
9780226258195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226258195.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter reviews the strategic logic of US counterterrorism objectives and examines whether drone strikes ‘work’ as an effective counterterrorism security policy. The focus is on the use of drone ... More


Understanding the Gulf between Public and US Government Estimates of Civilian Casualties in Covert Drone Strikes

Chris Woods

in Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict: Ethical, Legal, and Strategic Implications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226258058
eISBN:
9780226258195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226258195.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Although the number of civilians killed by drone strikes has lessened in recent years, a significant discrepancy exists between public estimates of drone strike casualties and those acknowledged by ... More


Drone Strikes and the Law: From Bush-Era Detention to Obama-Era Targeted Killing

Karen J. Greenberg

in Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict: Ethical, Legal, and Strategic Implications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226258058
eISBN:
9780226258195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226258195.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores the evolution of US counterterrorism and drone policy from the perspective of domestic law. Although the Obama administration made progress in affirming the rule of law in some ... More


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