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Protests focused on drones distract from the real issue of using targeted killings as a counter-terrorism strategy

Allen, Natalie (2014) Protests focused on drones distract from the real issue of using targeted killings as a counter-terrorism strategy. LSE American Politics and Policy (07 Apr 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Over the past decade, the US has carried out hundreds of strikes against terrorist targets using unmanned aerial vehicles, known as drones. The use of these drones has accelerated under the Obama Administration, which has led to growing protests over civilian casualties stemming from their operations. Natalie Allen argues that drones are in fact one of the most effective forms of warfare to prevent civilian casualties, and that whether the war itself is justified is an entirely different matter. She writes that the debate over the use of drones needs to move on from the technology used, towards how the ‘War on Terror’ is being conducted as a whole.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F001 United States local history
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2014 11:49
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 11:49
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58851

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