United States Use of Tageted Killing (TK) Essay

1294 Words 6 Pages
Targeted killing (TK) is the premeditated killing of an individual by a state organization or institution outside a battlefield. It is with this method that the United States use to capture terrorist around the world. The only problem is that this particular act is not morally right due to the innocent lives this method takes. Though it can get the job done of capturing terrorist that wishes to attack the United States, it’s still morally wrong for us to use this. And I will propose that the Unite States use another method to capture terrorist that doesn't involve the lives of those that in the surrounding areas. It’s the only way that American will be able to kill who’s needed without starting another war.
Engagement in TK only promotes
…show more content…
Targeted killing (TK) is the premeditated killing of an individual by a state organization or institution outside a battlefield. It is with this method that the United States use to capture terrorist around the world. The only problem is that this particular act is not morally right due to the innocent lives this method takes. Though it can get the job done of capturing terrorist that wishes to attack the United States, it’s still morally wrong for us to use this. And I will propose that the Unite States use another method to capture terrorist that doesn't involve the lives of those that in the surrounding areas. It’s the only way that American will be able to kill who’s needed without starting another war.
Engagement in TK only promotes animosity between the terrorists and the state, which in turn causes a strain on the foreign relations of both states concerned. Most of the TK attempts by the US and Israel have always somehow resulted to retaliation by the terrorists. For example, in its operations in the West Bank and Gaza, Israel found it hard to kill only terrorists. B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights organization, reports that of the 368 Palestinians who died as a result of targeted killing operations, from the outbreak of the second intifada in September 2000 through the latest war in Gaza at the end of 2008, 40 percent were not the objects of attack—and some of the unintended victims were children. In spite of all the precautions taken, therefore, continued strikes
Open Document