Treaties and international conventions may be cynically viewed, but they have actually decreased lethal force and civilian casualties in many conflict situations. Rejection of negotiations and diplomacy because of mistrust ignores the positive role they have played, despite obvious breaches. Questions emerge: How do existing treaties relate to drones?
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What needs to happen for drone-specific agreements to be developed, or should enforcement of existing ones be emphasized more? Where should the line in the sand be drawn: Eliminate armed or all UAVs? Restrict situations in which they can be legally used? Stop development of more autonomous, armed systems?
Noting that unarmed systems are being designed today with an eye to being armed at a future date, this book includes domestic systems as well as those developed and deployed by the military itself. In order to create a broad movement against drone use, we may have to exploit personal fears of being spied upon or even attacked.
He is an active member of Jewish Voice for Peace, and is a long-standing member of the Catholic Worker movement. He recently completed a five year stint as coordinator of Nevada Desert Experience, which organizes interfaith resistance to nuclear weapons and war.
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Benjamin's Drone Warfare is the first book that reveals the vocal international citizen that challenges the legality and morality of America's extrajudicial execution drones before they begin killing here at home. Army colonel retired and former deputy chief of mission for U. Drone Warfare sketches out the nightmare possibilities posed by this insane proliferation.
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Int'l L. Abstract Many books have been written about American policies with respect to the use of drones.