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The Resource The drone memos : targeted killing, secrecy, and the law, edited and introduced by Jameel Jaffer

The drone memos : targeted killing, secrecy, and the law, edited and introduced by Jameel Jaffer

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The drone memos : targeted killing, secrecy, and the law
Title
The drone memos
Title remainder
targeted killing, secrecy, and the law
Statement of responsibility
edited and introduced by Jameel Jaffer
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Drone Memos collects for the first time the legal and policy documents underlying the U.S. government's deeply controversial practice of "targeted killing"--The extrajudicial killing of suspected terrorists and militants, typically using remotely piloted aircraft or "drones." The documents--including the Presidential Policy Guidance that provides the framework for drone strikes today, Justice Department white papers addressing the assassination of an American citizen, and a highly classified legal memo that was published only after a landmark legal battle involving the ACLU, the New York Times, and the CIA--together constitute a remarkable effort to legitimize a practice that most human rights experts consider to be unlawful and that the United States has historically condemned. In a lucid and provocative introduction, Jameel Jaffer, who led the ACLU legal team that secured the release of many of the documents, evaluates the "drone memos" in light of domestic and international law. He connects the documents' legal abstractions to the real-world violence they allow, and makes the case that we are trading core principles of democracy and human rights for the illusion of security."--Jacket
Summary
The deputy legal director of the ACLU presents collects and explains the legal documents underlying the Obama administration's controversial program of remote-control assassination
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10544422
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DLC
Dewey number
344.7305/32517
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Jaffer, Jameel
  • American Civil Liberties Union
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  • Targeted killing
  • War and emergency powers
  • Uninhabited combat aerial vehicles (International law)
  • Terrorism
  • LAW
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Targeted killing
  • Terrorism
  • Uninhabited combat aerial vehicles (International law)
  • War and emergency powers
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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targeted killing, secrecy, and the law
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The drone memos : targeted killing, secrecy, and the law, edited and introduced by Jameel Jaffer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-328)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn945232382
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9781620972595
Lccn
2016027796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945232382
Label
The drone memos : targeted killing, secrecy, and the law, edited and introduced by Jameel Jaffer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-328)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945232382
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9781620972595
Lccn
2016027796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945232382

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