Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents Volume 133: The Drone Wars of the 21st Century: Costs…

Hardcover | February 17, 2014

byDouglas Lovelace, Kristen Boon

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Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents is a series that provides primary source documents and expert commentary on various topics relating to the worldwide effort to combat terrorism. Among the documents collected are transcripts of Congressional testimony, reports by such federalgovernment bodies as the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO), United Nations Security Council resolutions, reports and investigations by the United Nations Secretary-General and other dedicated UN bodies, and case law from the U.S. and around the globecovering issues related to terrorism. Most volumes focus on a single theme, and inside each volume the documents usually appear within topic-based categories. The series also includes a subject index and other indices that guide the user through this complex area of the law.Volume 133, The Drone Wars of the 21st Century: Costs and Benefits, examines the complex issues raised by the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, in lieu of more conventional military capabilities. Professor Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr., who provides the introductory commentary for this volume,has selected ten documents that provide invaluable insights into the various aspects of this topic. These documents examine such issues as the legality, constitutionality, and ethics of the current use of drones by the United States, including the targeting and killing of U.S. citizens abroad. Thelong-term efficacy of U.S. reliance on drone usage as a counterterrorism tactic is also considered, as are the challenges involved for the United States in limiting the proliferation of drone technology through export controls and diplomatic efforts.

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Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents is a series that provides primary source documents and expert commentary on various topics relating to the worldwide effort to combat terrorism. Among the documents collected are transcripts of Congressional testimony, reports by such federalgovernment bodies as the Congressional Research Ser...

Douglas Lovelace, Jr., is the Director of the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College. Earlier in his military career, he worked on national security directives. He holds an MBA degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a J.D. from Widener School of Law. Kristen E. Boon is Director of International Programs...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 7.28 × 10.12 × 0.98 inPublished:February 17, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr.: CommentarDOCUMENT NO. 1: Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Directed Against a U.S. Citizen Who Is a Senior Operational Leader of Al-Qa'ida or an Associated Force, Department of Justice White Paper, November 8, 2011DOCUMENT NO. 2: U.S. Unmanned Aerial Systems, CRS Report R42136, Jeremiah Gertler, January 3, 2012DOCUMENT NO. 3: Drone Wars: The Constitutional and Counterterrorism Implications of Targeted Killing, testimony presented before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, by Peter Bergen, Director of the National Security StudiesProgram of the New America Foundation, April 23, 2013DOCUMENT NO. 4: The Ethics and Efficacy of the President's Counterterrorism Strategy, John O. Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, remarks at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., April 30, 2012DOCUMENT NO. 5: The Constitutional and Counterterrorism Implications of Targeted Killing, testimony before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights, by Rosa Brooks, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, April 23, 2013DOCUMENT NO. 6: Remarks by the President at the National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., May 23, 2013DOCUMENT NO. 7: Nonproliferation: Agencies Could Improve Information Sharing and End-Use Monitoring on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Exports, GAO Report 12-536, Report to the Ranking Member, Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense, and Foreign Operations, Committee on Oversight and GovernmentReform, House of Representatives, July 2012DOCUMENT NO. 8: Covert Action: Legislative Background and Possible Policy Questions, CRS Report RL33715, Marshall Curtis Erwin, April 10, 2013DOCUMENT NO. 9: War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance, CRS Report RL33532, Richard F. Grimmett, September 25, 2012DOCUMENT NO. 10: The War Powers Resolution: After Thirty-Eight Years, CRS Report R42699, Richard F. Grimmett, September 24, 2012