Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780745333342 Published April 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745333359 Published April 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Unmanned: Drone Warfare and Global Security

Ann Rogers and John Hill

Unmanned: Drone Warfare and Global Security

Ann Rogers and John Hill

Distributed for Pluto Press

192 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780745333342 Published April 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745333359 Published April 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Drones have become the controversial new weapon of choice for the US military abroad. Unmanned details the causes and deadly consequences of this terrifying new development in warfare, and explores the implications for international law and global peace.

Ann Rogers and John Hill argue that drones represent the first truly globalised technology of war. The book shows how unmanned systems are changing not simply how wars are fought, but the meaning of conflict itself.

Providing an unparalleled account of new forms of 21st century imperial warfare, Unmanned shows how drone systems dissolve the conventional obstacles of time and space that have traditionally shaped conflict in the international system. It considers the possibility that these weapons will become normalised in global conflict, raising the spectre of new, unpredictable and unaccountable forms of warfare.

Contents

List of abbreviations
Introduction
1 From Balloons to Big Safari: Uav Development
2 The Drone Takes Off
3 The UAV and Military Doctrine
4 The Consequences of Killing Without Consequences
5 Targets: The View From Below
6 Unlegal: Justifying a Drone War
7 Killer Robots
8 From Man O’War to Nano-War: Revolutions in Military Affairs
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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