Review: Sudden Justice – America’s Secret Drone Wars

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Chris Woods

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Historical Overview of the US Government’s Drone Assassination Program, November 23, 2016

This is one of three books on drone assassination that I am reviewing, the other two are Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict: Ethical, Legal, and Strategic Implications and We Kill Because We Can: From Soldiering to Assassination in the Drone Age. I was limited in my choices to the books offered by a professional journal for whom I am writing an integrated review, if I had had unlimited choice I would have included Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins and The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program.

All three books — and I suspect the others focused on this topic as well — agree on three things:

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Review: Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict – Ethical, Legal, and Strategic Implications

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David Cortright, Rachel Fairhurst, Kristen Wall (eds.)

4.0 out of 5 stars Academic-Legal Perspective on the US Drone Assassination Program, November 23, 2016

This is one of three books on drone assassination that I am reviewing, the other two are Sudden Justice: America’s Secret Drone Wars (Terrorism and Global Justice) and We Kill Because We Can: From Soldiering to Assassination in the Drone Age. I was limited in my choices to the books offered by a professional journal for whom I am writing an integrated review, if I had had unlimited choice I would have included Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins and The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program.

All three books — and I suspect the others focused on this topic as well — agree on three things:

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