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Drone : remote control warfare / Hugh Gusterson.

Gusterson, Hugh. (Author).
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Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 623.746 GUSTERSON (Text) 33946003121816 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville 358.414 GUS (Text) 37323005266690 NONFIC Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780262034678
  • ISBN: 0262034670
  • Physical Description: xi, 199 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Drones 101 -- War remixed -- Remote intimacy -- Casualties -- Arsenal of democracy? -- Conclusion: peering over the horizon.
Summary, etc.: "Drones are changing the conduct of war. Deployed at presidential discretion, they can be used in regular war zones or to kill people in such countries as Yemen and Somalia, where the United States is not officially at war. Advocates say that drones are more precise than conventional bombers, allowing warfare with minimal civilian deaths while keeping American pilots out of harm's way. Critics say that drones are cowardly and that they often kill innocent civilians while terrorizing entire villages on the ground. In this book, Hugh Gusterson explores the significance of drone warfare from multiple perspectives, drawing on accounts by drone operators, victims of drone attacks, anti-drone activists, human rights activists, international lawyers, journalists, military thinkers, and academic experts."
Subject: Drone aircraft > History.
Drone aircraft > Moral and ethical aspects.
Drone aircraft > Social aspects.
Air warfare > Moral and ethical aspects > United States.
Air warfare > History > 21st century.

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