KEY READINGS ON WEAPONIZED DRONES & U.S. FOREIGN POLICY
recommended by Ed Kinane - Upstate (New York) Drone Action.

 

BOOKS

~ David hambling, “Swarm Troopers: How Small Drones Will Conquer the World, Archangel Ink, 2015, 311 pp

~ Hugh Gusterson, “Drone: Remote Control Warfare,” MIT Press, 2016, 199 pp

~ Jeremy Scahill & the staff of the Intercept, “The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program,” Simon & Schuster, 2016, 234 pp

~ Chris Woods, “Sudden Justice: America’s Secret Drone Wars,” Oxford, 2015, 386 pp

~ Gregoire Chamayou, “Drone Theory,” Penguin, 2015, 292 pp

~ Marjorie Cohn (ed.), “Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues,” Olive Branch Press, 2015, 296 pp, foreward by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

~ Atef Abu Saif, “The Drone Eats With Me: a Gaza Diary,” Beacon Press, orig 2014, 2015 Comma Press, 258 pp

~ Medea Benjamin, “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control,” Verso, 2013, 246 pp, revised & updated

~ Jeremy Scahill, “Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield,” Nation, 2013, 642 pp

~ P.W. Singer, “Wired for War: the Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century,” Penguin Press, 2009, 499 pp

 

ONLINE HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTS

~ Reprieve, “You Never Die Twice: Multiple Kills in the US Drone Program,” 2014, 16 pp [http://www.reprieve.org/uploads/2/6/3/3/26338131/2014_11_24_pub_you_never_die_twice_-_multiple_kills_in_the_us_drone_program.pdf]

~ Amnesty International, ‘”Will I Be Next?’: US Drone Strikes in Pakistan,” 2013, 74 pp [http://www.amnestyusa.org/research/reports/will-i-be-next-us-drone-strikes-in-pakistan]

~ Alkarama Foundation, “License to Kill: Why the American Drone War on Yemen Violates International Law,” 2013, 96 pp [http://en.alkarama.org/documents/ALK_USA-Yemen_Drones_PublicReport_EN.pdf]                                                                     

~ Human Rights Watch, “Losing Humanity: the Case Against Killer Drones,” Nov 2012, 49 pp[http://www.hrw.org/reports/2012/11/19/losing-humanity-0]

~ Columbia Law School, Center for Civilians in Conflict, “The Civilian Impact of Drones: Unexamined Costs, Unanswered Questions,” Sept. 2012, 78 pp [http://civiliansinconflict.org/uploads/files/publications/The_Civilian_Impact_of_Drones_w_cover.pdf]

~ Stanford & NYU Law Schools’ “Living Under Drones: Death, Injury, and Trauma to Civilians from US Drone Practices in Pakistan, Sept 2012, 163 pp [http://livingunderdrones.org/]                                                                                                              

 

DVDs

~ “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars”

~ “Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield” [Scahill’s Oscar-nominated doc]

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Jack Gilroy, "The Predator - A Play in Two Acts"