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Published: 29 June 2020

272 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198851462

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Asymmetric Killing

Risk Avoidance, Just War, and the Warrior Ethos

Neil C. Renic

  • A highly original and important contribution to the field, it offers a blueprint for navigating contemporary changes in warfare, including the rise of UAVs and the shift towards increasingly distanced and risk-free modes of killing
  • Details the challenge of radical battlefield asymmetry for the ethics of killing in war
  • Evaluates how UAV violence mirrors and diverges from the asymmetry challenges of the past
  • Explores the implications of radical asymmetry for the regulation of lethal force