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The Resource Killing machine : the American presidency in the age of drone warfare, Lloyd C. Gardner

Killing machine : the American presidency in the age of drone warfare, Lloyd C. Gardner

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Killing machine : the American presidency in the age of drone warfare
Title
Killing machine
Title remainder
the American presidency in the age of drone warfare
Statement of responsibility
Lloyd C. Gardner
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With Obama's election to the presidency in 2008, many believed the United States had entered a new era: Obama came into office with high expectations that he would end the war in Iraq and initiate a new foreign policy that would reestablish American values and the United States' leadership role in the world. In this shattering new assessment, historian Lloyd C. Gardner argues that, despite cosmetic changes, Obama has simply built on the expanding power base of presidential power that reaches back across decades and through multiple administrations. The new president ended the "enhanced interrogation" policy of the Bush administration but did not abandon the concept of preemption. Obama withdrew from Iraq but has institutionalized drone warfare--including the White House's central role in selecting targets. What has come into view, Gardner argues, is the new face of American presidential power: high-tech, secretive, global, and lethal. Killing Machine skillfully narrates the drawdown in Iraq, the counterinsurgency warfare in Afghanistan, the rise of the use of drones, and targeted assassinations from al-Awlaki to Bin Laden--drawing from the words of key players in these actions as well as their major public critics. With unparalleled historical perspective, Gardner's book is the new touchstone for understanding not only the Obama administration but the American presidency itself"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
352.23/5
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Killing machine : the American presidency in the age of drone warfare, Lloyd C. Gardner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dream candidate -- Afghanistan shortchanged -- A tale of two speeches -- On to Maja! -- The War of the Drones -- The meaning of two deaths -- A better war? -- American hubris -- The new normal?
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 289 pages
Isbn
9781595589187
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013022628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn830371112
  • (OCoLC)830371112
Label
Killing machine : the American presidency in the age of drone warfare, Lloyd C. Gardner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dream candidate -- Afghanistan shortchanged -- A tale of two speeches -- On to Maja! -- The War of the Drones -- The meaning of two deaths -- A better war? -- American hubris -- The new normal?
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 289 pages
Isbn
9781595589187
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013022628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn830371112
  • (OCoLC)830371112

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