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Military-Age Males in Counterinsurgency and Drone Warfare
Military-Age Males in Counterinsurgency and Drone Warfare

Military-Age Males in Counterinsurgency and Drone Warfare

Sarah , Shoker

Hardback / bound | Engels
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Description

This book documents the political ecosystem that legitimized violent military action against military-age males in US military operations after September 11, 2001. It first introduces the military-age male as a category used to identify insurgent combatants who have blended into civilian environments. Though US officials maintained that military-age males were not automatically assumed to be combatants, defense and intelligence professionals nevertheless used biases related to gender, age, religion and race to interpret the battlespace. Based on an analysis of the Obama administration's decision to exclude adolescent boys and men from drone warfare's collateral damage count, and an examination of similar problems with combatant identification under the Bush administration, the author argues that the military-age male category contributed to the deterioration of civilian protection. The concluding chapters discusses the link between counterinsurgency, drone warfare, and emerging trends in artificial intelligence and autonomy in weapons systems, highlighting the relation between algorithmic discrimination and the misidentification of civilians as combatants.

Dr. Sarah Shoker is Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Specifications
  • Publisher
    Springer International Publishing
  • Edition
    20001
  • Pub date
    Oct 2020
  • Pages
    280
  • Theme
    Political History and History of International Relations
  • Dimensions
    216 x 153 x 20 mm
  • Weight
    478 gram
  • EAN
    9783030524739
  • Product form
    Hardback / bound
  • Language
    Engels

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