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Opposing Perspectives on the Drone Debate

  • Authors
  • Bradley Jay Strawser
  • Lisa Hajjar
  • Steven Levine
  • Feisal H. Naqvi
  • John Fabian Witt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Bradley Jay Strawser, Lisa Hajjar, Steven Levine, Feisal H. Naqvi, John Fabian Witt
      Pages 1-2
  3. Opening Argument

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Bradley Jay Strawser
      Pages 5-18
  4. First Round of Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Lisa Hajjar
      Pages 21-29
    3. Steven Levine
      Pages 33-37
    4. Feisal Naqvi
      Pages 39-47
    5. John Fabian Witt
      Pages 49-55
  5. Strawser’s Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Bradley Jay Strawser
      Pages 59-80
  6. Second Round of Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Steven Levine
      Pages 115-126
    3. Feisal Naqvi
      Pages 127-136
    4. John Fabian Witt
      Pages 137-146
  7. Concluding Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Bradley Jay Strawser
      Pages 149-185
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 187-201

About this book

Introduction

Does the lethal use of drones pose any new or difficult moral problems? Or is the controversy over these weapons merely a distraction from deeper questions regarding the justice of war and the United States' bellicose foreign policy? Opposing Perspectives on the Drone Debate pulls no punches in answering these questions as five scholars square off in a lively debate over the ethics of drones and their contentious use in a point-counterpoint debate. The contributing authors are some of the foremost thinkers in international affairs today, spanning the disciplines of philosophy, sociology, political science, and law. Topics debated range from the US's contested policy of so-called "targeted killing" in Pakistan's tribal regions to fears over the damaging effects such weaponry has on our democratic institutions to the more abstract moral questions raised by killing via remote control such as the duty to capture over kill.

Keywords

Drone Drones UAVs targeted killing FATA region Pakistan Yemen Afghanistan ethics morality terrorism decision-making intervention Policy war

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