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Debating Targeted KillingCounter-Terrorism or Extrajudicial Execution?$
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Tamar Meisels and Jeremy Waldron

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780190906917

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190906917.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
(p.iii) Debating Targeted Killing

Tamar Meisels

Jeremy Waldron

Oxford University Press

The debate over targeted killing in this volume begins with a joint introduction by the authors, briefly setting out the terms of discussion, and presenting a short overview of the practice—what is targeted killing, and how has it been used, in which conflicts, and by whom. Following some historical examples, mostly from Israel and the United States, the authors distinguish between contemporary signature strikes and personality strikes, and focus their forthcoming debate on the latter, i.e., named killing. While this book touches on a wide array of issues, e.g., civilian immunity, drones, violation of sovereignty, abuse of government power, etc., the authors urge the reader early on to maintain a steadfast focus on the essence of targeted killing debated throughout, namely, the targeting for death of named and identified individuals by our states and leaders.

Keywords:   Key Words, assassination, counter-terrorism, drones, Israel, personality strikes, signature strikes, targeted killing, United States

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