Book Size: 6" x 9"

Pages: 288

Format: Hardback & Paperback

ISBN: 9781566569118 HB
ISBN: 9781566560030 PB

Imprint: Olive Branch Press

Edition: 1

Editor: Marjorie Cohn

Release date: 09/15/14

Foreword by: Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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Drones and Targeted Killing

Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues

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“This book provides much-needed analysis of why America’s targeted killing program is illegal, immoral and unwise.” – from the foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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About this book

Expert analysis of an illegal and immoral practice. 

The Bush administration detained and tortured suspected terrorists; the Obama administration assassinates them. Assassination, or targeted killing, off the battlefield not only causes more resentment against the United States, it is also illegal. In this interdisciplinary collection, human rights and political activists, policy analysts, lawyers and legal scholars, a philosopher, a journalist and a sociologist examine different aspects of the U.S. policy of targeted killing with drones and other methods. It explores the legality, morality and geopolitical considerations of targeted killing and resulting civilian casualties, and evaluates the impact on relations between the United States and affected countries.

The book includes the documentation of civilian casualties by the leading non-governmental organization in this area; stories of civilians victimized by drones; an analysis of the first U.S. targeted killing lawsuit by the lawyer who brought the case; a discussion of the targeted killing cases in Israel by the director of PCATI which filed one of the lawsuits; the domestic use of drones; and the immorality of drones using Just War principles.

Contributors include: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Phyllis Bennis, Medea Benjamin, Marjorie Cohn, Richard Falk, Tom Hayden, Pardiss Kebriaei, Jane Mayer, Ishai Menuchin, Jeanne Mirer, John Quigley, Dr. Tom Reifer, Alice Ross, Jay Stanley, and Harry Van der Linden.

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About the author

Marjorie Cohn is a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, and deputy secretary general of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. Her books include Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law; Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent (with Kathleen Gilberd); and the edited volume, The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse.

Cohn is a recipient of the Peace Scholar of the Year Award from the Peace and Justice Studies Association. She testified before Congress about the Bush torture policy.

Reviews

“This book provides much-needed analysis of why America’s targeted killing program is illegal, immoral and unwise.” – from the foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Additional information

Author

Cohn, Marjorie (ed.)

Edition

1

Inprint

Olive Branch Press

Pages

288

Editor

Cohn , Marjorie

Release date

09/15/14

Foreword by

Tutu , Archbishop Desmond

Author Home

California , USA

Subtitle

Legal , Moral , and Geopolitical Issues

Format

6" x 9"

Reviews

"This book provides much-needed analysis of why America's targeted killing program is illegal , immoral and unwise."å – from the foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

MainReview

"This book provides much-needed analysis of why America's targeted killing program is illegal, immoral and unwise."å – from the foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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Paperback, Hardback