doi:10.3849/1802-7199

The problem and principles of applying targeted assassinations in fighting terrorism

Martin JANKŮ

The article deals with the issue of targeted killings (assassinations) and its exploitation in the "war on terror" and counter-terrorism policy in general. For the purpose of the analysis, targeted killings are viewed in three dimensions and consequences – legal, moral (ethical) and efficiency. Although this tactic and its usage are very controversial, particular analysis from the perspective of these three dimensions might be helpful not only to consider targeted killing as a legitimate instrument to fight terrorism, but simultaneously all specific conditions resulting from these dimensions (most prominently the legal one) have to be satisfied.

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Title in English:

The problem and principles of applying "targeted assassinations" in fighting terrorism

Title in Czech/Slovak:

Problematika a principy uplatnění "targeted assassinations" v boji proti terorismu

Author(s):

Martin Janků

Type:

Article

Language:

Czech

Abstract:

English / Czech

Journal:

Obrana a strategie (Defence & Strategy)

Publisher:

University of Defence

ISSN:

ISSN 1214-6463 (print) and ISSN 1802-7199 (on-line)

DOI:

10.3849/1802-7199.09.2009.01.037-049

Issue:

Volume 9, Number 1 (June 2009)

Pages:

37-49

Received: 15 January 2009

Accepted: 10 April 2009

Published online: 15 June 2009


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