Title: A Theory of The Drone
Author: Gregoire Chamayou
Chamayou, Grégoire (2015), translated by Janet Lloyd. A Theory of The Drone. New York: The New Press
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- Techniques and tactics — Methodologies for a hostile environment — The genealogy of the predator — The theoretical principles of manhunting — Surveillance and annihilation — Pattern-of-life analysis — Kill box — Counterinsurgency from the air — Vulnerabilities — Ethos and psyche — Drones and kamikazes — “That others may die” — A crisis in military ethos — Psychopathologies of the drone — Killing from a distance — Necroethics — Combatant immunity — A humanitarian weapon — Precision — The principles of the philosophy of the right to kill — Indelicate murderers — Warfare without combat — License to kill — Political bodies — In war as in peace — Democratic militarism — The essence of combatants — The fabrication of political automata — Epilogue: on war, from a distance.
Date Posted: August 25, 2016
This work is reviewed by Joseph Golden at Drone Wars.
 Bergen, Peter L. (2015) and Daniel Rothenberg, eds. Drone Wars: Transforming Conflict, Law, And Policy. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press