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Drones over Pakistan: Secrecy, Ethics and Counterinsurgency

Enemark, Christian


The US government appears to be using drones to launch air strikes inside Pakistan. This article details uncertainties regarding the ethical soundness of these strikes and highlights the consequent need for greater official transparency. Available evidence is assessed in the light of traditional ethical requirements that the use of force is beneficial to a legitimate military objective, that it discriminates between combatants and noncombatants, and that it generates harm that is proportional...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Security
DOI: 10.1080/14799855.2011.615082


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