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Rule of Law in War: International Law and United States Counterinsurgency Doctrine in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

ISBN13: 9780198716396
Published: December 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £55.00

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Rule of Law in War places international law at the centre of the transformation of United States counterinsurgency (COIN) that occurred during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

To do so, the book traces international law's influence in the construction of modern U.S. COIN doctrine, specifically, Field Manual 3-24, Counterinsurgency, released by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps in December 2006. It then assesses how international law's doctrinal interaction held up in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The account of this doctrinal change is based on extensive access to the primary actors and materials, including FM 3-24's drafting history, field documents, and interviews with military officers of various ranks who have served multiple deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Public International Law
1. Introduction
2. Counterinsurgency and International Law
3. Background to FM 3-24
4. Constructing FM 3-24
5. Prosecuting FM 3-24
6. Conclusion