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The Resource We kill because we can : from soldiering to assassination in the drone age, Laurie Calhoun

We kill because we can : from soldiering to assassination in the drone age, Laurie Calhoun

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We kill because we can : from soldiering to assassination in the drone age
Title
We kill because we can
Title remainder
from soldiering to assassination in the drone age
Statement of responsibility
Laurie Calhoun
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We live in an age of drone warfare, where the attacks on targets deemed to be threatening happens remotely. The decisions to kill are made covertly in rooms far away from the target, and we can now kill without being personally present. Killing has become all too easy and convenient. As a result, argues Laurie Calhoun in this provocative book, self-defense has become conflated with outright aggression, and black ops have become the standard military operating procedure. In this remarkable and often-shocking book, Calhoun dissects the moral, psychological, and cultural impact that these drone killings are having on modern society. In We Kill Because We Can she draws powerful, thought-provoking parallels between drone operators and mafia hitmen as well as the Trayvon Martin case and the killing of a teen in Yemen by drone. The result is a timely and provoking analysis of Western foreign policy and its disturbing use of remote-controlled death
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Calhoun, Laurie
Dewey number
172/.42
Index
index present
LC call number
UG479
LC item number
.C35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Military robots
  • Drone aircraft
  • War
  • Militarism
  • Drohne
  • Militärtechnik
  • Kriegführung
  • USA
  • Drönare (luftfarkost)
  • Robotvapen
  • Krig
Label
We kill because we can : from soldiering to assassination in the drone age, Laurie Calhoun
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-361) and index
  • Includes filmography (pages 363-365)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Part I: Find -- 1. Drone Nation -- 2. From Black Ops to Standard Operating Procedure -- 3. The Logic of Targeted Killing -- 4. Lethal Creep -- Part II: Fix -- 5. Strike First, Suppress Questions Later -- 6. The New Banality of Killing -- 7. The Operators -- 8. From Conscience to Oblivion -- Part III: Finish -- 9. Death and Policies -- 10. Death and Taxes -- 11. The Death of Military Virtue -- 12. Tyrants Are as Tyrants Do -- Conclusion -- Postface
Control code
ocn907186921
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 392 pages
Isbn
9781783605484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781783605484
  • (OCoLC)907186921
Label
We kill because we can : from soldiering to assassination in the drone age, Laurie Calhoun
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-361) and index
  • Includes filmography (pages 363-365)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Part I: Find -- 1. Drone Nation -- 2. From Black Ops to Standard Operating Procedure -- 3. The Logic of Targeted Killing -- 4. Lethal Creep -- Part II: Fix -- 5. Strike First, Suppress Questions Later -- 6. The New Banality of Killing -- 7. The Operators -- 8. From Conscience to Oblivion -- Part III: Finish -- 9. Death and Policies -- 10. Death and Taxes -- 11. The Death of Military Virtue -- 12. Tyrants Are as Tyrants Do -- Conclusion -- Postface
Control code
ocn907186921
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 392 pages
Isbn
9781783605484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781783605484
  • (OCoLC)907186921

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