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The Resource Sudden justice : America's secret drone wars, Chris Woods

Sudden justice : America's secret drone wars, Chris Woods

Label
Sudden justice : America's secret drone wars
Title
Sudden justice
Title remainder
America's secret drone wars
Statement of responsibility
Chris Woods
Title variation
America's secret drone wars
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Sudden justice explores the secretive history of the United States' use of armed drones and their key role not only on today's battlefields, but also in a covert targeted killing project that has led to the deaths of thousands. Days after 9/11, a CIA Predator in Afghanistan executed the world's first lethal drone strike. The Agency's role was no accident -- it had nurtured and developed drones for almost a decade, seeking a platform from which it could monitor its targets and act lethally and instantly on what was learned. Since then remotely piloted aircraft have played a critical role in America's global counter-terrorism operations and have been deployed to devastating effect in conventional wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. But there is another, covert war -- one in which drones scour the skies of Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia in search of militant and terrorist targets. The American government insists that this secret war is legal. The CIA even claims that its armed drones are "the most precise weapon ever invented," so precise that civilians are no longer killed. Sudden Justice describes the reality of the secret drone war, one in which hundreds of civilians have died, and where the long-term strategic interests of the West may have been jeopardized"--Jacket flap
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woods, Chris
Dewey number
623.7469
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • KZ6687
  • UG1242.D7
LC item number
  • .W66 2015
  • W66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Uninhabited combat aerial vehicles
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • Military weapons
  • Drone aircraft
  • United States
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Afghan War, 2001-
Label
Sudden justice : America's secret drone wars, Chris Woods
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
View to a kill : armed drones on the battlefield -- Birth of a predator : the origins of lethal drones -- The rise of targeted killing : Yemen and Palestine -- The cauldron : Iraq 2003-2011 -- The occasional assassin : Bush in Pakistan -- The enemy without : Western citizens killed by drones -- Obama's obsession : "AfPak" -- Game face on : the intimacy of remote killing -- An absence of transparency : Yemen and Somalia -- The long road home : Afghanistan and Pakistan -- The inconstant value of a civilian life -- Countermeasures and critiques -- Appendix: Reports of Westerners killed in US targeted strikes, September 2001 to December 2014
Control code
ocn892700037
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 386 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190202590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)892700037
Label
Sudden justice : America's secret drone wars, Chris Woods
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
View to a kill : armed drones on the battlefield -- Birth of a predator : the origins of lethal drones -- The rise of targeted killing : Yemen and Palestine -- The cauldron : Iraq 2003-2011 -- The occasional assassin : Bush in Pakistan -- The enemy without : Western citizens killed by drones -- Obama's obsession : "AfPak" -- Game face on : the intimacy of remote killing -- An absence of transparency : Yemen and Somalia -- The long road home : Afghanistan and Pakistan -- The inconstant value of a civilian life -- Countermeasures and critiques -- Appendix: Reports of Westerners killed in US targeted strikes, September 2001 to December 2014
Control code
ocn892700037
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 386 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190202590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)892700037

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