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Author Cockburn, Andrew, 1947- author.

Title Kill chain : the rise of the high-tech assassins / Andrew Cockburn.

Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  623.7469 C44k 2015    ---  Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 309 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "For the first time in our military history, how we wage war is being built around a single strategy: the tracking and elimination of "high value targets"--in other words, assassination by military drone. Kill Chain is the story of how this new paradigm came to be, from WWII to the present; revealing the inner workings of these military technologies; introducing the key figures behind the transformation as well as the people on whom these deadly technologies have been tested; and illuminating the effects of drone warfare on our global image. This book will shed new light on the subject, from drone development in WWII and their use in the Vietnam War, to their embrace by the Bush administration and their controversial use by President Obama today. Cockburn will detail the corporate and political agendas that have effectively legitimized the once-banned practice of assassination, and the devastating effects of drone strikes gone awry"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Remember, Kill Chain -- Wiring the jungle -- Turning people into nodes -- Predator politics -- It's not assassination if we do it -- Kingpins and maniacs -- Legally blind -- Kill them! Prevail! -- Killing effects -- A piece of junk -- Death by a number -- Drones, baby, drones! -- One big robot.
Subject Drone aircraft -- History.
Targeted killing -- United States -- History.
Drone aircraft -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
ISBN 9780805099263 hardcover
0805099263 hardcover
9780805099270 electronic book
0805099271 electronic book

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