Killer Drones Are a Lethal Extension of American Exceptionalism ~ Marjorie Cohn, Olive Branch Press | Book Excerpt, TRUTHOUT, Sunday, 28 December 2014.
In this anthology edited by Marjorie Cohn – law professor, Truthout contributor and human rights authority – the clarity of the case against drones used for assassinations is persuasively made. Get this book now, with an introduction by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
The following is Cohn’s introduction to Drones and Targeted Killing, entitled “A Frightening New Way of War”:
In his 2009 acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize, President Barack Obama declared, “Where force is necessary, we have a moral and strategic interest in binding ourselves to certain rules of conduct. And even as we confront a vicious adversary that abides by no rules, I believe the United States of America must remain a standard bearer in the conduct of war.” By the time Obama…
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