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Lethal and legal? : the ethics of drone strikes, Shima D. Keene

Label
Lethal and legal? : the ethics of drone strikes
Title
Lethal and legal?
Title remainder
the ethics of drone strikes
Statement of responsibility
Shima D. Keene
Title variation
Ethics of drone strikes
Creator
Contributor
Author
Publisher
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"While supporters claim that drone warfare is not only legal but ethical and wise, others have suggested that drones are prohibited weapons under International Humanitarian Law (IHL) because they cause, or have the effect of causing, indiscriminate killings of civilians, such as those in the vicinity of a targeted person. The main legal justification made by the Barack Obama Administration for the use of armed drones is self-defense. However, there is ambiguity as to whether this argument can justify a number of recent attacks by the United States. In order to determine the legality of armed drone strikes, other factors such as sovereignty, proportionality, the legitimacy of individual targets, and the methods used for the selection of targets must also be considered. One justification for the ethical landscape is the reduced amount of collateral damage relative to other forms of strike. Real time eyes on target allow last-minute decisions and monitoring for unintended victims, and precise tracking of the target through multiple systems allows further refinements of proportionality. However, this is of little benefit if the definition of 'targets' is itself flawed and encompasses noncombatants and unconnected civilians. This monograph provides a number of specific recommendations intended to ensure that the benefits of drone warfare are weighed against medium- and long-term second order effects in order to measure whether targeted killings are serving their intended purpose of countering terrorism rather than encouraging and fueling it"--Publisher's web site
Cataloging source
AWC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keene, Shima D
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
UG1242.D7
LC item number
K44 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Army War College (U.S.)
  • Army War College (U.S.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drone aircraft
  • Targeted killing
  • War (International law)
  • Targeted killing (International law)
Label
Lethal and legal? : the ethics of drone strikes, Shima D. Keene
Link
http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo64730
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"December 2015."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 38-52)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- What is a drone? -- Is it legal? Jus ad bellum versus jus in bello -- Determining the legitimacy of a target -- Sovereignty -- The law of self-defense -- Proportionality -- Is it ethical? Are the drones targeting the right people? -- Collateral damage -- Other negative effects on local populations -- Perception of "push button warfare" and "PlayStation mentality" -- Is it effective? Accuracy -- Winning the fight -- Cost -- Future use of drones for targeted killings -- Conclusion -- Recommendations
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 52 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (GPO)16107202
  • (OCoLC)ocn932463285
Label
Lethal and legal? : the ethics of drone strikes, Shima D. Keene
Link
http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo64730
Publication
Note
"December 2015."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 38-52)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- What is a drone? -- Is it legal? Jus ad bellum versus jus in bello -- Determining the legitimacy of a target -- Sovereignty -- The law of self-defense -- Proportionality -- Is it ethical? Are the drones targeting the right people? -- Collateral damage -- Other negative effects on local populations -- Perception of "push button warfare" and "PlayStation mentality" -- Is it effective? Accuracy -- Winning the fight -- Cost -- Future use of drones for targeted killings -- Conclusion -- Recommendations
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 52 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (GPO)16107202
  • (OCoLC)ocn932463285

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