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The Resource Drone warfare : killing by remote control, Medea Benjamin

Drone warfare : killing by remote control, Medea Benjamin

Label
Drone warfare : killing by remote control
Title
Drone warfare
Title remainder
killing by remote control
Statement of responsibility
Medea Benjamin
Title variation
Killing by remote control
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 U.S. 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, " she writes, "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 are the victims and what are the legal and moral implications. In vivid, readable style, the book also looks at what activists, lawyers and scientists are doing to ground the drones, and 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
Summary
A comprehensive analysis on the rise of robot warfare, including who is producing drones, where they are being used, and what the legal and moral implications of using them are
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10144610
Cataloging source
APAR
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1952-
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Benjamin, Medea
Dewey number
358.43
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Robotics
  • War
  • Drone aircraft
  • Drone aircraft
  • Drone aircraft
Target audience
adult
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killing by remote control
Label
Drone warfare : killing by remote control, Medea Benjamin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published: New York : OR Books, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-246)
Contents
  • The activists strike back
  • Opposition to drones goes global
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • 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
Control code
000050701742
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Updated ed.
Extent
ix, 246 p.
Isbn
9781781680773
System control number
(OCoLC)835917097
Label
Drone warfare : killing by remote control, Medea Benjamin
Publication
Note
First published: New York : OR Books, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-246)
Contents
  • The activists strike back
  • Opposition to drones goes global
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • 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
Control code
000050701742
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Updated ed.
Extent
ix, 246 p.
Isbn
9781781680773
System control number
(OCoLC)835917097

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