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Predator EmpireDrone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance$
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Ian G. R. Shaw

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816694730

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816694730.001.0001

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The Rise of the Predator Empire in the Vietnam War

The Rise of the Predator Empire in the Vietnam War

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(p.71) 2 The Rise of the Predator Empire in the Vietnam War
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Predator Empire
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Ian G. R. Shaw

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816694730.003.0003

The second chapter presents a detailed history of the Vietnam War and argues that the conflict created a number of foundations for the rise of the Predator Empire. Three instances are of particular importance: the “electronic battlefield;” the practice of “manhunting;” and the use of drones for surveillance.

Keywords:   Drones, Warfare, Violence, U.S., Vietnam, Vietnam War, Technowar, Electronics, Atmospheric Warfare

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