Norms for Assassination by Remotely Piloted Vehicle; Strategic Insights: v.10, issue 2 (Summer 2011)
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"This article briefly summarizes what is known about the formation and revision of norms and applies that knowledge to the ongoing process of norm formation in the United States with regard to remotely piloted vehicles as they are currently being used for assassination. It focuses particularly on the use of drones in Afghanistan, but its arguments apply to their use in places like Yemen, Somalia, and Libya as well. It recommends distinguishing between the military's and the CIA's [Central Intelligence Agency] drone programs, finds that the military's program is far more in line with American norms and argues that the CIA's program should be terminated or brought into line with those norms."
This article appeared in Strategic Insights (Summer 2011), v.10 no.2, p.30-34
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