Author: William M. Arkin
Arkin, William M. (2015). Unmanned: Drones, Data, And The Illusion of Perfect Warfare. New York: Little, Brown and Company
UG1242.D7 A74 2015
- “Unmanned is an in-depth examination of why seemingly successful wars never seem to end. The problem centers on drones, now accumulated in the thousands, the front end of a spying and killing machine that is disconnected from either security or safety. Drones, however, are only part of the problem. William Arkin shows that security is actually undermined by an impulse to gather as much data as possible, the appetite and the theory both skewed towards the notion that no amount is too much. And yet the very endeavor of putting fewer human in potential danger places everyone in greater danger. Wars officially end, but the Data Machine lives on forever. Throughout his career, Arkin has exposed powerful secrets of so-called national security and intelligence. Now he continues that tradition. The most alarming book about warfare in years, Unmanned is essential reading for anyone who cares about the future of mankind.”–Provided from Amazon.com.
- Search of the wind — Dead reckoning — Fire and forget — Trojan spirit — Dialogue of the deaf — Another plane — Inherit the wind — My back is killing me — The machine builds — The split — The explosion — Flock of birds — Mind-set over mind — Gilgamesh calling — Beyond the speed of war — X-men — Ring of fiber — Command posts of the future — Oh. Obama was elected — Pattern of life — Warka — Epilogue: the event.
- Drone aircraft–United States.
- Drone aircraft–Moral and ethical aspects–United States.
- Drone aircraft–Government policy–United States.
- Targeted killing–United States–History–21st century.
- War–Moral and ethical aspects–United States.
- Military intelligence–United States–Evaluation.
- Military intelligence–Technological innovation–Moral and ethical aspects.
- Data mining–Moral and ethical aspects.
- National security–United States.
- United States–Military policy–Moral and ethical aspects.
Date Posted: August 26, 2016
For a review see Bergen, Peter L. (2015) and Daniel Rothenberg, eds. Drone Wars: Transforming Conflict, Law, And Policy. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press