On Killing Remotely by Lieutenant Colonel Wayne Phelps audiobook

On Killing Remotely: The Psychology of Killing with Drones

By Lieutenant Colonel Wayne Phelps
Read by Matthew Kugler

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316628297

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549107443

  • ISBN: 9781549138409

Runtime: 12.99 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A vital and timely expansion of the perennial bestseller On Killing. This new book reveals and explores the costs—to individual soldiers and to society—of the way we wage war today.

Throughout history, society has determined specific rules of engagement between adversaries in armed conflict. With advances in technology, from armor to in the Middle Ages to nerve gas in World War I to weapons of mass destruction in our own time, the rules have constantly evolved. Today, when killing the enemy can seem palpably risk-free and tantamount to playing a violent video game, what constitutes warfare? What is the effect of remote combat on individual soldiers? And what are the unforeseen repercussions that could affect us all?

Lieutenant Colonel Wayne Phelps, former commander of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) unit, addresses these questions and many others as he tells the story of the men and women of today’s “chair force.” Exploring the ethics of remote military engagement, the misconceptions about PTSD among RPA operators, and the specter of military weaponry controlled by robots, his book is an urgent and compelling reminder that it should always be difficult to kill another human being, lest we risk losing what makes us human.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An extraordinary achievement…Destined to become a classic.” Mitt Regan, Georgetown University Law Center
“A crucial 360° look at how remote warfare affects the crews fighting from afar.” Major Scott Swanson, USAF (Ret.)
“An essential read…We have crossed a new frontier in the age-old story of war.” P.  W. Singer, author of Wired for War

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Author

Author Bio: Lieutenant Colonel Wayne Phelps

Author Bio: Lieutenant Colonel Wayne Phelps

Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Wayne Phelps III (USMC, Ret.) served five deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2003 and 2012. In the two years prior to his retirement in 2018 he served as commanding officer of four Unmanned Aircraft System teams.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Runtime: 12.99
Audience: Adult
Language: English