Strategic Terror: The Politics and Ethics of Aerial Bombardment (BOK)

Beau Grosscup

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Strategic bombardments, either aimed explicitly at civilians or deployed in circumstances where extensive civilian deaths are written off as collateral damage or accidental, are becoming increasingly common. This book shows how certain European colonial powers, notably Britain, initiated aerial bombardment of civilians after World War I, how it was an instrument of choice in World War II, and how it has since been refined and practised by the US in Korea, Vietnam, the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. It exposes the rationalizations put forward to avoid the label of 'state terrorism', the race, gender and class biases used to justify bombing 'other' people and the dirty secret about the so-called 'clean' use of air power. It argues that if terrorism is to be diminished, the role of aerial bombing in sustaining global violence must be recognized and confronted.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2006 Forfatter Beau Grosscup
ISBN 9781842775431
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 14,8cm x 21,5cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 299 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Armed conflict, Air forces & warfare