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    DescriptionDrone Warfare is the first comprehensive analysis of one of the fastest- growing - and most secretive - fronts in global war: the rise of robot warfare. In 2000, the Pentagon had fewer than fifty aerial drones; ten years later, it had nearly 7,500. Drones are already a $5 billion business in the US alone; the US Air Force now trains more drone "pilots" than bomber and fighter pilots combined. Medea Benjamin provides the first extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who pilots these unmanned planes, and what are the legal and moral implications. In vivid, readable style, the book also looks at what activists, lawyers, and scientists across the globe are doing to ground these weapons. Benjamin argues that the assassinations we are carrying out from the air will come back to haunt us when others start doing the same thing - to us.


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    Title
    Drone Warfare
    Subtitle
    Killing by Remote Control
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Benjamin Medea, By (author) Barbara Ehrenreich
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 246
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781781680773
    ISBN 10: 1781680779
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: JP, JWG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Libri: ENGM4900
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: POL035010
    Libri: USAA5048
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027190
    BIC subject category V2: JWMV3
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 623.7469
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 358.4/2
    DC23: 358.42
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: UG1242.D7 B46 2013
    Thema V1.0: JPVH, NHW, JWCM, NHWR9
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised, Updated ed.
    Publisher
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    04 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    MEDEA BENJAMIN is a cofounder of the peace group CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. A former economist with the United Nations and World Health Organization, she is the author and editor of eight books. Her articles appear regularly in publications such as the Huffington Post, CommonDreams, AlterNet and OpEd News.
    Review quote
    "In this remarkably cogent and carefully researched book, Medea Benjamin makes it clear that drones are not just another high-tech military trinket. "Drone Warfare" sketches out the nightmare possibilities posed by this insane proliferation."--Barbara Ehrenreich"The first book that reveals the vocal international citizen opposition that challenges the legality and morality of America's extrajudicial execution drones before they kill here at home."--Ann Wright, US Army colonel (ret.) and former deputy chief of mission for US embassies in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and elsewhere"A compelling mix of humanity and factual data."--"Foreign Policy in Focus""Thoroughly researched, hard-hitting ... so very timely, and so very much needed."--"Tikkun"