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EFFICIENCY IN BELLO AND AD BELLUM: MAKING THE USE OF FORCE TOO EASY?

Kenneth Anderson

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/9780199646470.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter focuses on an argument over targeted killing using drones. The bare-bones argument is the following: Targeted killing using drone warfare is immoral because, by removing the personal ... More


Introduction: “The True Watersheds in Human Affairs Are Seldom Spotted”

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/9780300218541.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This introductory chapter discusses how the CIA's use of armed drones has garnered increased attention from academia and investigative journalists, particularly those working in the foreign policy, ... More


The Mutable Nature of War

Phillip S. Meilinger

in Thoughts on War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178899
eISBN:
9780813178905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178899.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

The third chapter was written after listening to several ground officers and historians argue that the nature of war was unchanging and immutable. One stated that war as experienced by an ancient ... More


The abyss of counterterrorism

Marco Pinfari

in Terrorists as Monsters: The Unmanageable Other from the French Revolution to the Islamic State

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190927875
eISBN:
9780190927912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927875.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter engages with contemporary counterterrorist practices and discusses cases in which state actors either deal with “terrorists” according to the prescriptions inherent in the symbolic and ... More


Father

Bonnie Mann

in Sovereign Masculinity: Gender Lessons from the War on Terror

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199981649
eISBN:
9780199355020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981649.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Obama has deployed the figure of the responsible father as a central figure of his presidency. This figure is analyzed in relation to the notion of sovereign masculinity and in relation to race. The ... More


Epilogue: The Modern Heritage

Christy Pichichero

in The Military Enlightenment: War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501709296
eISBN:
9781501709654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709296.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

A brief epilogue examines further continuities in the legacy of the Military Enlightenment from broader global and chronological standpoints. From Clausewitz to De Gaulle to Chomsky and from ... More


Summation: The Emergence of a Paradigm

Phillip S. Meilinger

in Thoughts on War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178899
eISBN:
9780813178905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178899.003.0015
Subject:
History, Military History

The final chapter is an overview of the entire book, which leads to a new paradigm of war. Starting with a past overemphasis on bloody battle inherited from Clausewitz, it then proceeds through ... More


Coda

Walt Hunter

in Forms of a World: Contemporary Poetry and the Making of Globalization

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282227
eISBN:
9780823286072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282227.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The coda explores one of the tensions or problems for poets writing explicitly about globalization in English—namely, that the spread of English itself has been inseparable from the violence of the ... More


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