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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
xviii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-212) and index.
Preface / Betsy Reed -- Foreword: Elected by circumstance / Edward Snowden -- The drone legacy / Jeremy Scahill -- Death and the watchlist / Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux -- Why I leaked the watchlist documents / Anonymous -- Find, fix, finish / Jeremy Scahill -- The kill chain / Cora Currier -- The heart of the drone maze / Jeremy Scahill -- Target Africa / Nick Turse -- Death by metadata / Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald -- Firing blind / Cora Currier and Peter Maass -- Stingrays at home / Jeremy Scahill and Margot Williams -- The life and death of Objective Peckham / Ryan Gallagher -- Manhunting in the Hindu Kush / Ryan Devereaux -- Afterword: War without end / Glenn Greenwald.
The "author and his colleagues at the investigative website, The Intercept, expose stunning new details about America's secret assassination policy."--NoveList.
When the US government discusses drone strikes publicly, it offers assurances that such operations are a more precise alternative to troops on the ground, but the implicit message from the administration has been trust, but don't verify. The online magazine The Intercept obtained a cache of secret slides that provide a window into the inner workings of the US military’s kill/capture operations in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia, and show assassination to be central to US counterterrorism policy. This campaign, carried out by two presidents through four presidential terms, has been deliberately obscured from the public-- until now.