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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 7: 2016

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The War on Terror and the Laws of War: A Military Perspective 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780190221416
Published: January 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press USA
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
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Many years after the United States initiated a military response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, the nation continues to prosecute what it considers an armed conflict against transnational terrorist groups. Understanding how the law of armed conflict applies to and regulates military operations executed within the scope of this armed conflict against transnational non-state terrorist groups is as important today as it was in September 2001.

In The War on Terror and the Laws of War seven legal scholars, each with experience as military officers, focus on how to strike an effective balance between the necessity of using armed violence to subdue a threat to the nation with the humanitarian interest of mitigating the suffering inevitably associated with that use. Each chapter addresses a specific operational issue, including the national right of self-defense, military targeting and the use of drones, detention, interrogation, trial by military commission of captured terrorist operatives, and the impact of battlefield perspectives on counter-terror military operations, while illustrating how the law of armed conflict influences resolution of that issue.

This Second Edition carries on the critical mission of continuing the ongoing dialogue about the law from an unabashedly military perspective, bringing practical wisdom to the contentious topic of applying international law to the battlefield.

Public International Law, Other Jurisdictions , USA
Author Biographies
List of Treaties and Sources Frequently Cited in this Book
Foreword to the Second Edition, by Major General (Retired) Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.
Foreword to the First Edition, by Major General (Retired) Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.
Introduction, by Geoffrey S. Corn
Chapter 1
Legal Basis for the Use of Armed Conflict / by Geoffrey S. Corn
Chapter 2
Triggering the Law of Armed Conflict? / by Geoffrey S. Corn
Chapter 3
Targeting of Persons and Property / by Eric Talbot Jensen
Chapter 4
Interrogation and Treatment of Detainees in the Global War on Terror / by Dick Jackson
Chapter 5
Detention of Combatants and the War on Terror / by James A. Schoettler, Jr.
Chapter 6
Trial and Punishment for Battlefield Misconduct / by Dru Brenner-Beck
Chapter 7
Battlefield Perspectives on the Laws of War / by Michael W. Lewis