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Shooting to Kill: The ethics of police and military use of lethal force

Book: Shooting to Kill: the ethics of police and military use of lethal force Author: Seumas Miller Publisher: Oxford University Press Description: In this book, philosopher Seumas Miller analyzes the various moral justifications and moral responsibilities involved in the use of lethal force by police and military, relying on a distinctive normative teleological account of institutional roles. Miller covers a variety of urgent and morally complex topics, including police shootings of armed offenders, police shooting of suicide-bombers, targeted killing, autonomous weapons, humanitarian armed intervention, and civilian immunity. Buy...

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CT Overview: Netherlands

Author: Paul Burke The Netherlands’ largest terrorist threat is identified in the latest national strategy (2016-2020) as “global jihadism”. This is unchanged from the previous national strategy of 2011-2015 which also placed “international jihadism” as the first of four clusters, or focus areas. The next major threat comes from other extremist groups, that traditionally use methodologies and communications networks similar to those used by terrorist groups. 1       Political & Security Context 2       The Architecture of Counter-Terrorism 3       Counter-Terrorism Legislation & The Legal Framework 4       CT Tools & tactics     1         Political & Security Context   1.1       Contemporary Terrorism...

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Ethics in an Age of Surveillance: Personal Information and Virtual Identities

Author: Adam Henschke Publisher: Cambridge University Press People increasingly live online, sharing publicly what might have once seemed private, but at the same time are enraged by extremes of government surveillance and the corresponding invasion into our private lives. In this enlightening work, Adam Henschke re-examines privacy and property in the age of surveillance in order to understand not only the importance of these social conventions, but also their moral relevance. By analyzing identity and information, and presenting a case for a relation between the two, he explains the moral importance of virtual identities and offers an ethically robust...

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Appendix 1 to India CT Overview: Previous Significant Terrorist Attacks

Mumbai Serial bombings, 1993 On 12 March 1993 a series of 15 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) mostly car-bombs but including some motor-cycle borne IEDs exploded at well know locations across Mumbai including the Stock Exchange and several hotels. A total of 257 people were killed and 713 injured. The attacks were attributed to operatives from the local Muslim-dominated mafia of Daoud Ibrahim supported logistically by ISI and acting to revenge the January massacres of Muslims in communal riots across the city. Virar Bombings Between 23 January and  February 1998 a series of bomb blasts struck the Mumbai rail network including stations (Kanjurmarg, Santacruz, Kandivali) and track (between Gurgaon and Malad) . Four were killed and 32 injured. Several local Indian activists and one Pakistani national were later arrested and charged. Chittisinghpura Massacre In the early hours of 20 March 2000 terrorists dressed in Indian Army fatigues and believed affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba infiltrated the Sikh village of Chittisinghpura in Anantnag district of Kashmir, rounded up locals who had been celebrating a religious festival in two gurdwaras and opened fire with assault rifles slaughtering 36. The 2000 Church bombings Between May and July 2000 a series of bombings was conducted on Christian Churches in the southern and western states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Goa. A total of nine separate churches were bombed with five people wounded and one device exploded...

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