Drone wars : ethical, legal and strategic implications
New Delhi : Knowledge World, 2014
XVII, 284 p. : tabl. ; 23 cm
Bibliographie : p. 265-280. Index
This book discusses the ethical, legal and strategic issues relating to the use of drones in armed conflict. It gives an overview of the system followed by the US in undertaking drone attacks and traces the development of drones through the ages, the civilian and peacetime military uses of these drones as well as the capabilities of select modern drones. It also covers the concept of targeted killings and the legality of such killings under international law, as well as the problems related to the uses of drones in counter-insurgency operations by India. The concluding chapter makes recommendations to promote accountability among those undertaking lethal drone operations.