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ARE TARGETED KILLINGS UNLAWFUL? A CASE STUDY IN EMPIRICAL CLAIMS WITHOUT EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE

Gregory S. McNeal

in Targeted Killings: Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646470
eISBN:
9780191738975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646470.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

Critics of the U.S. policy of targeted killing by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) generally lack credible information to justify their critiques. In fact, in many instances their claims are ... More


Balancing Competing Interests and Values: Drone Strikes as National Policy but International Crime?

Ramesh Thakur

in The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2015

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190647759
eISBN:
9780190647766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190647759.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

“The national interest” is of questionable utility either as an analytic concept or as a guide to policy. It is neither “national,” with multiple entities that have their own sectoral or sectarian ... More


Full Spectrum Global Dominance

Ian G. R. Shaw

in Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694730
eISBN:
9781452955339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694730.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The third chapter looks at the spread of U.S. military control across the planet from the Cold War to the “war on terror.” It considers how various military infrastructures have been materialized ... More


Targeting Americans: The Constitutionality of the U.S. Drone War

H. Jefferson Powell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190492847
eISBN:
9780190492878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492847.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

A centerpiece of the U.S. government’s current war against international terrorism is targeted killing by unmanned drone aircraft. The executive branch insists that it limits the use of drone strikes ... More


“Ninja Guys in Black Suits”: Alternative Counterterrorism Tools, 1993–2008

Christopher J. Fuller

in See It/Shoot It: The Secret History of the CIA's Lethal Drone Program

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300218541
eISBN:
9780300227673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218541.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter talks about the issue of why the Obama administration adopted drone strikes as America's primary counterterrorism tool. By examining the methods applied by Obama's predecessors, such as ... More


CIA Drone Strikes and the Taliban

Peter Bergen and Jennifer Rowland

in Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780190252656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199893072.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyzes the toll that drone strikes have taken on Taliban leaders and foot soldiers. The 307 strikes launched by the United States in Pakistan between June 2004 and June 2012 have ... More


The Drone War: View from the Ground

Pir Zubair Shah

in Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780190252656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199893072.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter presents a first-hand account of the drone war in Pakistan. Although the drone campaign is generally understood as being aimed at al-Qaeda, in fact many of the strikes have targeted ... More


The Taliban in Pakistan: An Overview

Brian Fishman

in Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780190252656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199893072.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyzes the Taliban groups in northwest Pakistan and their various alliances and target sets. It first addresses the crosscutting background issues that shape militancy in the region. ... More


An Introduction

Amos N. Guiora

in Legitimate Target: A Criteria-Based Approach to Targeted Killing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199969739
eISBN:
9780199333288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969739.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about targeted killing. This volume is based on personal experience and it seeks to extrapolate lessons learned relevant to ... More


Digital Reconnaissance and Wired War

Garrett Stewart

in Closed Circuits: Screening Narrative Surveillance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226201214
eISBN:
9780226201351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226201351.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

With contemporary modes of surveillance turning at times violent in their automation as well as global and remote, the screen genre most preoccupied lately with the technologies of covert vigilance ... More


Obama: A President for the Left?

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

in The American Left: Its Impact on Politics and Society since 1900

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748668878
eISBN:
9780748695218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668878.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

President Barack Obama provoked a revival in anti-socialist and anti-left rhetoric on the American right. He had been exposed to leftist influences in his youth, and repeatedly referred to his ... More


Public Opinion in Pakistan’s Tribal Regions

Ken Ballen, Peter Bergen, and Patrick Doherty

in Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780190252656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199893072.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter presents the results of the first comprehensive public opinion survey conducted by the New America Foundation and Terror Free Tomorrow from June 30 to July 20, 2010, covering sensitive ... More


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