Critical Perspectives on Government-Sponsored Assassinations

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State-sponsored assassinations have been used by the United States since the early twentieth century and became a major tactic used by presidential administrations in the 1980s to fight drug wars in South America. Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the United States has escalated its use of targeted killing. The CIA and Pentagon have employed the controversial practice more than ever before, and President Barack Obama's administration increased drone-targeted killing and special forces dramatically. This text looks at both the history and current use of government-sponsored assassinations, providing thoughtful analysis from multiple perspectives about the issues, politics, and ethics behind state-sponsored killing to help students think critically about the issue today.

Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Copyright 2018
BISACS JNF025140, JNF025250
Publisher Enslow Publishing
Series Analyzing the Issues
Language English
Number of Pages 208
ISBN 9780766084834
Title Format Reinforced book
Release Date 2017-08-01
Author Bridey Heing
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Primary-source text, Sources for further research, Suggested websites
Dewey 343.73'018414--dc23
Dimensions 6 x 9
Guided Reading Level Z

Author: Bridey Heing