Killing machine: the American presidency in the age of drone warfare

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With Obama's election to the presidency in 2008, many believed the United States had entered a new era: Obama came into office with high expectations that he would end the war in Iraq and initiate a new foreign policy that would reestablish American values and the United States' leadership role in the world. In this shattering new assessment, historian Lloyd C. Gardner argues that, despite cosmetic changes, Obama has simply built on the expanding power base of presidential power that reaches back across decades and through multiple administrations. The new president ended the "enhanced interrogation" policy of the Bush administration but did not abandon the concept of preemption. Obama withdrew from Iraq but has institutionalized drone warfare--including the White House's central role in selecting targets. What has come into view, Gardner argues, is the new face of American presidential power: high-tech, secretive, global, and lethal. Killing Machine skillfully narrates the drawdown in Iraq, the counterinsurgency warfare in Afghanistan, the rise of the use of drones, and targeted assassinations from al-Awlaki to Bin Laden--drawing from the words of key players in these actions as well as their major public critics. With unparalleled historical perspective, Gardner's book is the new touchstone for understanding not only the Obama administration but the American presidency itself.
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Afghan War (2001-)
Afghan War, 2001 -- Aerial operations
Afghan War, 2001- -- Aerial operations
Drone aircraft -- Government policy -- United States
Electronic books
Executive power
Executive power -- United States
HISTORY -- United States -- 21st Century
HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
Iraq
Iraq War (2003-2011)
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Aerial operations
Military operations, Aerial
Military policy -- Moral and ethical aspects
Obama, Barack
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Executive Branch
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Leadership
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Affairs & Administration
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Executive Branch
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Leadership
Politics and government
Targeted killing -- Government policy -- United States
United States
United States -- Military policy -- Moral and ethical aspects
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-2017
War and emergency powers
War and emergency powers -- United States
title_display Killing machine the American presidency in the age of drone warfare
title_full Killing Machine : The American Presidency in the Age of Drone Warfare [electronic resource] Gardner, Lloyd C.
Killing machine : the American presidency in the age of drone warfare / Lloyd C. Gardner
Killing machine the American presidency in the age of drone warfare / Lloyd C. Gardner
title_short Killing machine
title_sub the American presidency in the age of drone warfare
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Aerial operations
Afghan War, 2001
Afghan War, 2001-
Drone aircraft
Electronic books
Executive Branch
Executive power
Government
Government policy
HISTORY
HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
Iraq War, 2003-2011
Leadership
Military operations, Aerial
Military policy
Moral and ethical aspects
Obama, Barack
POLITICAL SCIENCE
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Executive Branch
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Leadership
Political Process
Politics and government
Public Affairs & Administration
Targeted killing
War and emergency powers