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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

(p.71) 2 The Rise of the Predator Empire in the Vietnam War
Predator Empire

Ian G. R. Shaw

University of Minnesota Press

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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