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dc.contributor.advisorTucker, David
dc.contributor.advisorEverton, Sean
dc.contributor.authorRamirez, Robert.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:41:43Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:41:43Z
dc.date.issued2009-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4384
dc.description.abstractWhat is the problem with targeted killing? The problem is not simply the legal and moral grounds for the policy, nor the tactical implementation of the policy. Rather, the problem is that current research does not convincingly articulate the causal relationships of a targeted killing program. In this thesis, we propose a six-step methodology with an embedded robust analytic framework for determining those relationships and, ultimately, the effectiveness of targeted killing. By analyzing Israel's program during the Second Intifada, this thesis demonstrates a causal understanding of whether targeted killing is efficacious. While we ultimately conclude that targeted killing was not effective during the Second Intifada, our analysis provides insight into the effectiveness of targeted killing-findings that can be used by a state to determine whether the costs of targeted killing are worth bearing.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/makingcasewhatis109454384
dc.format.extentxvi, 93 p. : col. ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshAssassinationen_US
dc.subject.lcshCounterinsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.lcshTerrorismen_US
dc.titleMaking the case what is the problem with targeted killing?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) authors.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc503114764
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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