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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Medea Benjamin Narrator: Hillary Huber Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Weeks after the 2002 American invasion of Afghanistan, Medea Benjamin visited that country. There, on the ground, talking with victims of the strikes, she learned the reality behind the “precision bombs” on which US forces were becoming increasingly reliant. Now, with the use of drones escalating at a meteoric pace, Benjamin has written this book as a call to action: “It is meant to wake a sleeping public lulled into thinking that drones are good, that targeted killings are making us safer.”

Drone Warfare is a comprehensive look at the growing menace of robotic warfare, with an extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who “pilots” these unmanned planes, who the victims are, and what the legal and moral implications are. In a vivid, accessible style, the book also looks at what activists, lawyers, and scientists are doing to ground the drones and considers ways to move forward. In reality, writes Benjamin, the assassinations we are carrying out via drones will come back to haunt us when others start doing the same thing—to us.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In this remarkably cogent and carefully researched book, Medea Benjamin makes it clear that drones are not just another high-tech military trinket. Drone Warfare sketches out the nightmare possibilities posed by this insane proliferation.”

    Barbara Ehrenreich, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Activist extraordinaire Medea Benjamin has documented how the US government’s use of drones to murder hundreds of innocent civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen has increased the danger to our national security. Benjamin’s Drone Warfare is the first book that reveals the vocal international citizen opposition that challenges the legality and morality of America’s extrajudicial execution drones before they kill here at home.”

    Ann Wright, US Army colonel (Ret.)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Phlloyd | 11/26/2013

    " This is the first in depth research of drones that I have read. It seems well researched, but much of the material surrounding drones is classified. A good book to enter into the subject. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jeff Whitley | 2/15/2013

    " Unexpected foul language at the mid point or just afterward. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by BAKU | 1/19/2013

    " Didn't know Blackwater changed their name to ' Academi ' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah | 12/26/2012

    " A must read. Loads of information in this book about the Drone program here and abroad. "

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