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Predators : the CIA's drone war on al Qaeda, Brian Glyn Williams

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Predators : the CIA's drone war on al Qaeda
Title
Predators
Title remainder
the CIA's drone war on al Qaeda
Statement of responsibility
Brian Glyn Williams
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Language
eng
Summary
Predators is a riveting introduction to the murky world of Predator and Reaper drones, the CIA's and U.S. military's most effective and controversial killing tools. Brian Glyn Williams combines policy analysis with the human drama of the spies, terrorists, insurgents, and innocent tribal peoples who have been killed in the covert operation -- the CIA's largest assassination campaign since the Vietnam War era -- being waged in Pakistan's tribal regions via remote control aircraft known as drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles. Having traveled extensively in the Pashtun tribal areas while working for the U.S. military and the CIA, Williams explores in detail the new technology of airborne assassinations. From miniature Scorpion missiles designed to kill terrorists while avoiding civilian "collateral damage" to prathrais, the cigarette lighter-size homing beacons spies plant on their unsuspecting targets to direct drone missiles to them, the author describes the drone arsenal in full. Evaluating the ethics of targeted killings and drone technology, Williams covers more than a hundred drone strikes, analyzing the number of slain civilians versus the number of terrorists killed to address the claims of antidrone activists. In examining the future of drone warfare, he reveals that the U.S. military is already building more unmanned than manned aerial vehicles. Predators helps us weigh the pros and cons of the drone program so that we can decide whether it is a vital strategic asset, a "frenemy," or a little of both
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EBLCP
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Predators : the CIA's drone war on al Qaeda, Brian Glyn Williams
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Predators : the CIA's drone war on al Qaeda, Brian Glyn Williams
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1ddr6sf
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"Maps courtesy of Canguo Liu" (title page verso) ; no maps found in EBL display
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-276) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The death of a terrorist -- A history of the Pashtun tribal lands of Pakistan -- Enter the predator -- Operation enduring freedom -- Manhunt -- The drone war begins -- Who is being killed in the drone strikes? -- Spies, lawyers, terrorists and secret bases -- The argument for drones -- The argument against drones -- The future of killer drones -- Appendix: Drone specifications
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 281 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612346182
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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