Drone Warfare by Medea Benjamin
Killing by Remote Control (Fully revised and updated)

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Drone Warfare lacks the excoriating reporting that distinguishes two books on targeted killings recently published in the US.
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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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About Medea Benjamin

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Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of the peace group CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. A former economist and nutritionist with the United Nations and World Health Organization, she is the author or editor of eight books. Her articles appear regularly in publications such as the Huffington Post, CommonDreams, AlterNet and OpEd News. Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of fourteen books, including the bestselling Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch. She lives in Virginia.
 
Published April 23, 2013 by Verso. 224 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, War, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction
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Guardian

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Reviewed by Steven Rose on May 09 2013

...Drone Warfare is both a justifiably angry sourcebook and a call to action for the growing worldwide citizen opposition to the drones.

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Financial Times

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Reviewed by Geoff Dyer on May 12 2013

Drone Warfare lacks the excoriating reporting that distinguishes two books on targeted killings recently published in the US.

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