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Enemies known and unknown : targeted killings in America's transnational war

Author: Jack McDonald, Ph.D.
Publisher: London, United Kingdom : Hurst & Company, 2017. ©2017
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"President Obama was elected on an anti-war platform, yet targeted killings have increased under his command of the 'War on Terror'. The US thinks of itself as upholding the rule of international law and spreading democracy, yet such targeted killings have been widely decried as extra-judicial violations of human rights. This book examines these paradoxes, arguing that they are partially explained by the application  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack McDonald, Ph.D.
ISBN: 1849046441 9781849046442
OCLC Number: 987984365
Description: ix, 318 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : the Balkan crucible --
The cleanest war --
The lens of law --
In Washington's shadow --
Lawful annihilation? --
Unto others --
Individuated warfare --
Killing through a monitor, darkly --
The body as the battlefield --
Gyges' knife.
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McDonald's book lays bare the legal and political consequences of Washington's pursuit of militarised counterterrorism in the post-9/11 era.  Read more...

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