Current Controversies: Drones, Surveillance, and Targeted Killings, 1st Edition

  • Anne C. Cunningham
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  • ISBN-10: 1534500081
  • ISBN-13: 9781534500082
  • DDC: 363.2
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 166 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This timely anthology examines the use of drones by the military, law enforcement, border patrol, and civilians. Articles condoning the use of drones in military engagements abroad are balanced with reportage of civilian deaths and resulting creation of more terrorists. Pieces touting the effectiveness of drones in domestic surveillance are countered by assertions that they violate Americans civil liberties. Opinions about the pros and cons of drone use in securing our borders, as well as the potential benefits and dangers of their commercial use, will add to readers deep understanding of this complex issue.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Should the United States Continue to Engage in Drone Warfare?.
1: Overview: Drone Strikes Offer Solutions and Dangers.
2: The Benefits of Drones Greatly Outweigh the Costs.
3: Drones Are Changing Our Conception of Warfare.
4: The United States Should Use Drones More Selectively.
5: We Will Regret Our Use of Drones.
How Effective Are Drones in Securing Our Borders?.
6: Overview: Understanding Our Increasingly Militarized Borders.
7: Drones Are a Cheaper and More Efficient Means of Patrolling Borders.
8: Drones Help Track Illegal Activity on US Borders.
9: Border Drones Are a Waste of Resources.
10: The Use of UAVs on the Border Should Be Discontinued.
11: Border Drones Are Costly and Ineffective.
Should Drones Be Used for Domestic Surveillance?.
12: Overview: Responses to the Domestic Drone Surveillance Program.
13: Drones Can Benefit Civilians and Monitor Human Rights Abuses.
14: Domestic Non-Military Drones Are Here to Stay.
15: Domestic Drones Violate Fourth Amendment Rights.
16: We Need Regulations for Commercial Drones.
Are Civilian Drones a Danger to Society?.
17: Overview: A Look at Domestic Drones in the United States.
18: Concerns about Drone Safety Yield an Unpopular Solution.
19: Drones Can Easily Get out of Control.
20: Drones Are Unlikely to Interfere with Air Traffic.
21: Drones Offer Numerous Benefits and Few Risks.
Organizations to Contact.