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Introduction

Jenna Jordan

in Leadership Decapitation: Strategic Targeting of Terrorist Organizations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503608245
eISBN:
9781503610675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503608245.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Leadership decapitation, which refers to the arrest or killing of a group’s leadership, has become a key tool in current counterterrorism strategies This chapter presents an overview of the debate ... More


Leadership Decapitation: Strategic Targeting of Terrorist Organizations

Jenna Jordan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503608245
eISBN:
9781503610675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503608245.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Does leadership targeting work? This question lies at the heart of studies on the efficacy of counterterrorism policy. This book examines whether killing or arresting terrorists is an effective means ... More


Death from Above

Michael J. Boyle

in The Drone Age: How Drone Technology Will Change War and Peace

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190635862
eISBN:
9780197501788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190635862.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 3 argues that drones undermine the legal and ethical prohibitions on assassination and extrajudicial violence outside of wartime. It traces the emergence of the practice of targeted killing ... More


When Elephants Rampage

Max Abrahms

in Rules for Rebels: The Science of Victory in Militant History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198811558
eISBN:
9780191848438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811558.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the effects of removing militant leaders in so-called decapitation strikes. Leadership decapitation has become a cornerstone of counterterrorism strategy. Most research on this ... More


Targeted Killings: Kill or be Killed?

Daniel Byman

in A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780195391824
eISBN:
9780190252380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391824.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines Israel's targeted killing of terrorists. It begins with a discussion of Israel's killing of Saleh Shehada, a founder and leader of Hamas's military wing, in 2002. It then ... More


Deprivations of Life and Liberty: Detention, Trial, and Targeted Killing

Rebecca Sanders

in Plausible Legality: Legal Culture and Political Imperative in the Global War on Terror

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190870553
eISBN:
9780190870584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870553.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

Post-9/11 American counterterrorism policy has strained legal prohibitions on arbitrary deprivations of life and liberty. This chapter surveys domestic and international legal norms governing killing ... More


Irregular Fighters in the Twenty-First Century: Between ‘Unlawful Combatants’ and ‘Rebel’ Auxiliaries

Sibylle Scheipers

in Unlawful Combatants: A Genealogy of the Irregular Fighter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199646111
eISBN:
9780191756160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646111.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter addresses the emergence of the irregular as the ‘unlawful combatant’ in the framework of the so-called war on terror. In spite of the ubiquitous assertion by the Bush administration that ... More


World Politics and the Pluralism of the Future, Rather than the Past

John Williams

in Ethics, Diversity, and World Politics: Saving Pluralism From Itself?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198733621
eISBN:
9780191798009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733621.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter applies the book’s ‘revived pluralism’ to three contemporary debates in international relations where ‘traditional pluralism’ is typically seen as offering little effective insight. The ... More


Plausible Legality: Legal Culture and Political Imperative in the Global War on Terror

Rebecca Sanders

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190870553
eISBN:
9780190870584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870553.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

After 9/11, American officials authorized numerous contentious counterterrorism practices including torture, extraordinary rendition, indefinite detention, trial by military commission, targeted ... More


The Fate of Human Rights in the Global War on Terror

Rebecca Sanders

in Plausible Legality: Legal Culture and Political Imperative in the Global War on Terror

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190870553
eISBN:
9780190870584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870553.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

American officials attempted to construct the plausible legality of torture, indefinite detention, targeted killing, and mass surveillance in the global war on terror. These efforts were largely ... More


Introduction

Thomas P. Crocker

in Overcoming Necessity: Emergency, Constraint, and the Meanings of American Constitutionalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300181616
eISBN:
9780300182217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181616.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter does not focus on the common-law or international doctrines of necessity but discusses the family of justificatory arguments that arise within liberal constitutionalism to the effect ... More


The Politics of Plausible Legality

Rebecca Sanders

in Plausible Legality: Legal Culture and Political Imperative in the Global War on Terror

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190870553
eISBN:
9780190870584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870553.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

After 9/11, the Bush administration and, to a lesser degree, the Obama administration authorized controversial interrogation, detention, trial, lethal targeting, and surveillance practices. At the ... More


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