Scott Timcke, Capital, State, Empire: The New American Way of Digital Warfare

Scott Timcke, Capital, State, Empire: The New American Way of Digital Warfare Book notes 355 people whose lives have been negatively affected by drone warfare. He sums up the reporting with the proverb: ‘see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’ (p. 129). Part III, Witnessing, explores a third order of discourse – that of witnessing by focusing on the perspectives of ‘survivors’ (p. 135) of drone attacks and drone operators. Howley reminds us of the thousands of civilian casualties of the US drone programme and how important it is to hear the perspectives of some of the survivors or the relatives of the deceased. Thus, Chapter 8 analyses the testimony before a US Senate subcommittee of a Yemeni activist and journalist who describes the impact of drone warfare on his country. These chapters are very revealing because they offer powerful first-hand accounts of the nega- tive impact of drones. Howley further questions the role of news media and asks whether audiences should play a more active role. Part IV, Resistance, further delves into the issue by turning to the work of campaigners, activists, graphic artists, cartoonists and comedians who oppose the use of drones mainly through art. Howley uses a range of interesting examples in these chapters such as http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Communication SAGE

Scott Timcke, Capital, State, Empire: The New American Way of Digital Warfare

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SAGE Publications
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© The Author(s) 2018
ISSN
0267-3231
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1460-3705
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10.1177/0267323118775780a
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Abstract

Book notes 355 people whose lives have been negatively affected by drone warfare. He sums up the reporting with the proverb: ‘see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’ (p. 129). Part III, Witnessing, explores a third order of discourse – that of witnessing by focusing on the perspectives of ‘survivors’ (p. 135) of drone attacks and drone operators. Howley reminds us of the thousands of civilian casualties of the US drone programme and how important it is to hear the perspectives of some of the survivors or the relatives of the deceased. Thus, Chapter 8 analyses the testimony before a US Senate subcommittee of a Yemeni activist and journalist who describes the impact of drone warfare on his country. These chapters are very revealing because they offer powerful first-hand accounts of the nega- tive impact of drones. Howley further questions the role of news media and asks whether audiences should play a more active role. Part IV, Resistance, further delves into the issue by turning to the work of campaigners, activists, graphic artists, cartoonists and comedians who oppose the use of drones mainly through art. Howley uses a range of interesting examples in these chapters such as

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European Journal of CommunicationSAGE

Published: Jun 1, 2018

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