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Combat drones are transforming attitudes about the use of military force. Military casualties and the costs of conflict sap public support for war and for political and military leaders. Combat drones offer an unprecedented ability to reduce these costs by increasing accuracy, reducing the risks to civilians, and protecting military personnel from harm. These advantages should make drone strikes more popular than operations involving ground troops. Yet many critics believe drone warfare will make political leaders too willing to authorize wars, weakening constraints on the use of force. Because combat drones are relatively new, these arguments have been based on anecdotes, a handful of public opinion polls, or theoretical speculation.
 
Drones and Support for the Use of Force uses experimental research to analyze the effects of combat drones on Americans’ support for the use of force. The authors’ findings—that drones have had important but nuanced effects on support for the use of force—have implications for democratic control of military action and civil-military relations and provide insight into how the proliferation of military technologies influences foreign policy.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Chapter 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-28
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  1. Chapter 2. Drones and Support for the Use of Force
  2. pp. 29-52
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  1. Chapter 3. Drones, Casualties, and Attitudes
  2. pp. 53-78
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  1. Chapter 4. Drones and Policy Objectives
  2. pp. 79-104
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  1. Chapter 5. Drones and Moral Hazard
  2. pp. 105-128
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  1. Chapter 6. Drones and Sensitivity to Civilian Harm
  2. pp. 129-150
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  1. Chapter 7. Conclusion
  2. pp. 151-170
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  1. Appendixes
  2. pp. 171-210
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 211-236
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 237-244
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472124299
Related ISBN
9780472131013
MARC Record
OCLC
1041229289
Pages
252
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-05
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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