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Predators: The CIA's Drone War on al Qaeda

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Predators is a riveting introduction to the murky world of Predator and Reaper drones, the CIA's and U.S. military's most effective and controversial killing tools. Brian Glyn Williams combines policy analysis with the human drama of the spies, terrorists, insurgents, and innocent tribal peoples who have been killed in the covert operation—the CIA's largest assassination c ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published July 1st 2013 by Potomac Books
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Thomas Myers
Oct 02, 2016 Thomas Myers rated it it was ok
Overly dry and not as objective as the author said.
Roy Szweda
Nov 04, 2015 Roy Szweda rated it really liked it
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A unique book and big thanks to Jim for shoving this under my nose. OK, I thought I knew a fair bit about "drones" or UAS as my work requires but this book really opened my eyes to an extraordinary tale.
First heard of the use of RPVs or drones in Nam and then as spectacularly used by Israeli forces in Lebanon etc. But these were all basically adjuncts to "conventional" offensive warfare. This book gives the story of how these super toys (they are after all just revved up RC models) have been hon
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Ricky
Mar 18, 2015 Ricky rated it really liked it
Good balanced history of the drone campaign and the debate that it has sparked. Williams shows the rift it has created in Pakistan and the growing anti-American tide that has accompanied the campaign.
Paul
Jan 18, 2014 Paul marked it as to-read
Shelves: summer-2014
I'm going to read this during reading week this year. Feb 25th 2014.
Thanks to my friend Brian for sending me copy of his book!! Congrats.
Now if I can get my next writing project done,...
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