Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare

Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare (Hardcover)

By Ed By Kerstin Fisk , Jennifer M Ramos 
Publisher: Speaking Tiger Academic
Edition: Hardcover
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
EAN: 9788193307380
No. of Pages: 368
Publish Date: 2016-11-09
Binding: Hardcover
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More so than in the past, the US is now embracing the logic ofpreventive force: using military force to counter potential threatsaround the globe before they have fully materialized. Whilepopular with individuals who seek to avoid too many "boots on theground, preventive force is controversial because of its potentialfor unnecessary collateral damage. Who decides what threats are'imminent'? Is there an international legal basis to kill or harmindividuals who have a connection to that threat? Do the benefits ofpreventive force justify the costs? And, perhaps most importantly, is theUS setting a dangerous international precedent? Binding: HardbackIn Preventive Force, editors Kerstin Fisk and Jennifer Ramos bringtogether legal scholars, political scientists, international relationsscholars, and prominent defense specialists to examine these questions,whether in the context of full-scale preventive war or preventive dronestrikes. In particular, the volume highlights preventive drones strikes,as they mark a complete transformation of how the US understandsinternational norms regarding the use of force, and could potentiallylead to a 'slippery slope' for the US and other nations in terms ofengaging in preventive warfare as a matter of course. A comprehensiveresource that speaks to the contours of preventive force as a securitystrategy as well as to the practical, legal, and ethical considerationsof its implementation, Preventive Force is a useful guide for politicalscientists, international relations scholars, and policymakers who seeka thorough and current overview of this essential topic.

'Few security issues have prompted as much political, legal, or ethicaldebate as the use of drones. This timely volume should be a go-to guidefor the academics and policymakers who want to make sense of thisimportant topic.'

-Sarah Kreps, author of Drones: What Everyone Needs to Know'In uncertain and frightening times it is tempting to think that an ounceof prevention-targeted killing, drone strikes-will be the cure. Anddrones make preventive strikes easier than ever. Yet the hardest thingin this context is to know whether and when preventive uses of forcemight be justified and whether the strikes provide a cure or make usless safe. With clear and insightful essays, Preventive Force challengesus to think more carefully about the justice, wisdom, and utility ofpreventive drone strikes. These essays should be at the top of anyreading list for informed citizens, and members of the military, CIA,National Security Council and Congress.'

-Neta C. Crawford, author of Accountability for Killing: MoralResponsibility for Collateral Damage in America's Post-9/11 Wars

About The Author

Kerstin Fisk is Assistant Professor of Political Science at LoyolaMarymount University. She has published in International StudiesPerspectives and Civil Wars.

Jennifer M. Ramos is Associate Professor of Political Science atLoyola Marymount University. She is the author of Changing Normsthrough Actions: The Evolution of Sovereignty and co-editor, with Richard L.Fox, of iPolitics: Citizens, Elections and Governing in the New Media Era.

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Title: Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare
Publisher: Speaking Tiger Academic
Author: Ed By Kerstin Fisk , Jennifer M Ramos
Edition: Hardcover
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
EAN: 9788193307380
No. of Pages: 368
Publish Date: 2016-11-09
Binding: Hardcover


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