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Killing by Remote Control

Written by Medea BenjaminAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Medea Benjamin
Foreword by Barbara EhrenreichAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Barbara Ehrenreich

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On Sale: April 23, 2013
Pages: 224 | ISBN: 978-1-78168-253-1
Published by : Verso Verso Books
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Drone Warfare is the first comprehensive analysis of one of the fastest growing—and most secretive—fronts in global conflict: the rise of robot warfare. In 2000, the Pentagon had fewer than fifty aerial drones; ten years later, it had a fleet of nearly 7,500, and the US Air Force now trains more drone “pilots” than bomber and fighter pilots combined. Drones are already a $5 billion business in the US alone. The human cost? Drone strikes have killed more than 200 children alone in Pakistan and Yemen.

CODEPINK and Global Exchange cofounder Medea Benjamin provides the first extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who controls these unmanned planes, and what are the legal and moral implications of their use. In vivid, readable style, this book also looks at what activists, lawyers, and scientists across the globe are doing to ground these weapons. Benjamin argues that the assassinations we are carrying out from the air will come back to haunt us when others start doing the same thing—to us.
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“In this remarkably cogent and carefully researched book, Medea Benjamin makes it clear that drones are not just another high-tech military trinket. Drone Warfare sketches out the nightmare possibilities posed by this insane proliferation.” —Barbara Ehrenreich

“The first book that reveals the vocal international citizen opposition that challenges the legality and morality of America’s extrajudicial execution drones before they kill here at home.” —Ann Wright, US Army colonel (ret.) and former deputy chief of mission for US embassies in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and elsewhere

“A compelling mix of humanity and factual data.” —Foreign Policy in Focus

“Thoroughly researched, hard-hitting ... so very timely, and so very much needed.” —Tikkun

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