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Killing Norms Softly: US Targeted Killing, Quasi-secrecy and the Assassination Ban
Abstract This article argues that when actors engage in controversial new security practices, it is misconceived to view secrecy as an opposed, counterproductive alternative to the pursuit ofExpand
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US targeted killing, secrecy, and the erosion of the assassination norm
The objective of this thesis is twofold. First, by employing the norm ‘life’ and ‘death’ cycles grounded in constructivist scholarship, the research aims at determining to what extent the domesticExpand
“Church Lessons”: Revisiting America’s Assassination Ban
The following article sets out to provide a historical account of the assassination ban in the United States. As such, it traces the roots of the prohibition, analysis processes, and forces at workExpand
While drones did not introduce targeted assassinations, 9/11 and new technologies have pushed the boundaries of the tactic’s acceptability
Despite its rejection by the Ford administration in the 1970s, the tactic of state-led assassination has been resurgent since 9/11, and has found its latest expression in the use of unmanned droneExpand