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The assassination complex : inside the government's secret drone warfare program / Jeremy Scahill and the staff of The Intercept.

Scahill, Jeremy, (author.).
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  • 7 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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  • ISBN: 9781501144134
  • ISBN: 1501144138
  • Physical Description: xviii, 234 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-212) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface / Betsy Reed -- Foreword: Elected by circumstance / Edward Snowden -- Drone legacy / Jeremy Scahill -- Death and the watchlist / Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux -- Why I leaked the watchlist documents / Anonymous -- Find, fix, finish / Jeremy Scahill -- Kill chain / Cora Currier -- Heart of the drone maze / Jeremy Scahill -- Target Africa / Nick Turse -- Death by metadata / Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald -- Firing blind / Cora Currier and Peter Maass -- Stingrays at home / Jeremy Scahill and Margot Williams -- Life and death of Objective Peckham / Ryan Gallagher -- Manhunting in the Hindu Kush / Ryan Devereaux -- Afterword: War without end / Glenn Greenwald.
Summary, etc.:
The "author and his colleagues at the investigative website, The Intercept, expose stunning new details about America's secret assassination policy."--NoveList.
Subject: Drone aircraft > Government policy > United States.
Targeted killing > United States > History > 21st century.
Targeted killing > Moral and ethical aspects > United States.
Drone aircraft > Moral and ethical aspects > United States.
Terrorism > United States > Prevention > Decision making.
Military intelligence > United States > Evaluation.
Military intelligence > Technological innovations > Moral and ethical aspects.
National security > United States.
United States > Military policy > Moral and ethical aspects.

  • Baker & Taylor
    Exposes new details about the secret assassination policy of the U.S. government, discussing the use of drones and night raids for targeted operations and the overreliance on flawed intelligence.
  • Baker & Taylor
    The best-selling author of Dirty Wars and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept reveal sobering details about the U.S. government's drone program, drawing on classified intelligence to argue that assassination has become a central part of a flawed U.S. counterterrorism policy.
  • Simon and Schuster
    Major revelations about the US government’s drone program—bestselling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept expose stunning new details about America’s secret assassination policy.

    When the US government discusses drone strikes publicly, it offers assurances that such operations are a more precise alternative to troops on the ground and are authorized only when an “imminent” threat is present and there is “near certainty” that the intended target will be killed. The implicit message on drone strikes from the Obama administration has been trust, but don’t verify.

    The online magazine The Intercept exploded this secrecy when it obtained a cache of secret slides that provide a window into the inner workings of the US military’s kill/capture operations in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. Whether through the use of drones, night raids, or new platforms yet to be employed, these documents show assassination to be central to US counterterrorism policy.

    The classified documents reveal that Washington’s fourteen-year targeted killing campaign suffers from an overreliance on flawed signals intelligence, an apparently incalculable civilian toll, and an inability to extract potentially valuable intelligence from terror suspects. This campaign, carried out by two presidents through four presidential terms, has been deliberately obscured from the public and insulated from democratic debate. The Assassination Complex allows us to understand at last the circumstances under which the US government grants itself the right to sentence individuals to death without the established checks and balances of arrest, trial, and appeal.

    The book will include original contributions from Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden.

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