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Aaronson, M and Johnson, A (2013) Introduction Technical Report. The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, Whitehall, London, UK.

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Abstract

This raises a number of important questions about the thresholds for military intervention, the way it is carried out, and its consequences; in particular, whether ethical, legal, and policy frameworks have kept up with the pace of technological change, and how this affects the behaviour of those responsible for policy and for its implementation on the ground. Although intervention is a political act, and many of the activities that constitute contemporary military intervention are not new, some argue that unmanned capabilities will lead to a shift in the ease and conduct of warfare. ‘Hitting the Target?’, produced with the Centre for International Intervention at the University of Surrey, considers the issues of media and public perception, including new data on British attitudes towards drone strikes; the technological, ethical and legal issues of unmanned capability; and a detailed assessment of targeted killing as a strategy.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Politics
Authors :
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Aaronson, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Johnson, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : March 2013
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Additional Information : This is an electronic version of an article published as Aaronson M, & Johnson A (2013). Introduction. Hitting the Target? How New Capabilities are Shaping International Intervention (Whitehall Reports 2-13). Mar 2013. The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, Whitehall, London, UK. 1750-9432. 1-6 Available online at: http://www.rusi.org/publications/whitehallreports/ref:O51509D843E399/
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 31 Jul 2013 15:47
Last Modified : 03 Mar 2015 05:58
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/770367

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