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Author Walsh, James Igoe, author.

Title Drones and support for the use of force / James Igoe Walsh and Marcus Schulzke.

Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (244 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Open Access
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Drones and support for the use of force -- Drones, casualties, and attitudes -- Drones and policy objectives -- Drones and moral hazard -- Drones and sensitivity to civilian harm -- Conclusion.
Summary "Combat drones are transforming attitudes about the use of military force. Military casualties and the costs of conflict sap public support for war and for political and military leaders. Combat drones offer an unprecedented ability to reduce these costs by increasing accuracy, reducing the risks to civilians, and protecting military personnel from harm. These advantages should make drone strikes more popular than operations involving ground troops. Yet many critics believe drone warfare will make political leaders too willing to authorize wars, weakening constraints on the use of force. Because combat drones are relatively new, these arguments have been based on anecdotes, a handful of public opinion polls, or theoretical speculation. Drones and Support for the Use of Force uses experimental research to analyze the effects of combat drones on Americans' support for the use of force. The authors' findings-that drones have had important but nuanced effects on support for the use of force-have implications for democratic control of military action and civil-military relations and provide insight into how the proliferation of military technologies influences foreign policy."--Provided by publisher.
NOTES This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Other author Schulzke, Marcus, author.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Drone aircraft -- Government policy -- United States.
War -- Public opinion.
War -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Drone aircraft -- Moral and ethical aspects.
War and society -- United States.
United States -- Military policy -- Public opinion.
United States -- Public opinion.
Electronic books.
ISBN 0472124293 electronic book
9780472124299 electronic book
9780472131013 (electronic bk.)
047213101X (electronic bk.)
9780472901173 (electronic bk.)
0472901176 (electronic bk.)