See It/shoot It: The Secret History Of The Cia's Lethal Drone Program

April 25, 2017|
See It/shoot It: The Secret History Of The Cia's Lethal Drone Program by Christopher J. Fuller
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An illuminating study tracing the evolution of drone technology and counterterrorism policy from the Reagan to the Obama administrations

This eye-opening study uncovers the history of the most important instrument of U.S. counterterrorism today: the armed drone. It reveals that, contrary to popular belief, the CIA’s covert drone program is not a product of 9/11. Rather, it is the result of U.S. counterterrorism practices extending back to an influential group of policy makers in the Reagan administration.
 
Tracing the evolution of counterterrorism policy and drone technology from the fallout of Iran-Contra and the CIA’s “Eagle Program” prototype in the mid-1980s to the emergence of al-Qaeda, Fuller shows how George W. Bush and Obama built upon or discarded strategies from the Reagan and Clinton eras as they responded to changes in the partisan environment, the perceived level of threat, and technological advances. Examining a range of counterterrorism strategies, he reveals why the CIA’s drones became the United States’ preferred tool for pursuing the decades-old goal of preemptively targeting anti-American terrorists around the world.
Christopher J. Fuller is lecturer in modern American history in the History Department at the University of Southampton. He holds joint U.K. and U.S. citizenship, and has researched and taught U.S. foreign policy since 2000.
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Title:See It/shoot It: The Secret History Of The Cia's Lethal Drone Program
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:368 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:368 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1 in
Published:April 25, 2017
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300218541

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