Law of Armed Conflict An Operational Approach

ISBN-10: 1454806907

ISBN-13: 9781454806905

Edition: 2012

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Description: The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Perspective comes tostudents with stunning authority. All of the authors are active orretired United States Army officers with more than 140 years ofcollective military operational experience among them. Several haveexperience in both legal and operational assignments as well. Theydeliver a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the law of armedconflict, explaining the difference between law and policy in regulationof military operations. The Law of Armed Conflict provides acomplete operational scenario and introduction to the operationalorganization of United States forces. The focus remains on United Stateslaw perspective, balanced with exposure to areas where theinterpretation of its allied forces diverge. Jus ad bellum andjus in bello issues are addressed at length. Rich with documentationand examples, the text includes excerpts from treaties and treatycommentaries, domestic and international cases, Department of Defensedirectives, service field manuals, and regulations implementing legalobligations. Its unique pedagogy is based on overviews of each topicalarea of the law and utilizes a wartime scenario. Students experienceoperational legal issues from pre-deployment preparation throughpost-conflict stability operations to war crimes investigation andprosecution. Carefully crafted problems, most based on actualoperational experience, follow each chapter and place the student in theposition of a military legal adviser providing operational legal advice.In this way, students enhance their understanding of the relevance ofthe law in planning and executing military operations. Designed foreither a three or four credit offering, 14 chapters correspond to a14-week course.A robust Teacher’s Package accompanies the text with solutions to allstudy problems, model exam questions (multiple choice, short answer,essay,) recommended supplemental sources, suggested video clips toillustrate issues, Power Point slides for each chapter, and a websitewith links to all primary sources.Features:Authority: more than 140 years of collective military operationalexperienceall authors active or retired United States Army officersseveral with experience in both legal and operational assignmentsComprehensive coverage of all aspects of the law of armed conflictexplains the difference between law and policy in regulation ofmilitary operationsprovides complete operational scenario and introduction to theoperational organization of United States forcesfocuses on United States law perspective, with exposure to areaswhere United States and allied interpretations divergeaddresses jus ad bellum and jus in bello issuesrich with documentation and examplesexcerpts from treaties and treaty commentariesdomestic and international casesDepartment of Defense directivesservice field manualsregulations implementing legal obl

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List price: $197.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Publication date: 6/14/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 648
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.102
Language: English

Summary of Contents
Legal Basis for the Use of Force
History and Sources of the Law of Armed Conflict
Application of the Law of Armed Conflict
General Principles of the Law of Armed Conflict
Combatants, Civilians, and Unprivileged Belligerents
Targeting
Weapons and Tactics
Wounded and Sick
Protection of Civilians During Armed Conflict
Detention
Occupation, Termination of Hostilities and Transition
Naval Operations and Neutrality
War Crimes
Command Responsibility and Other Compliance Mechanisms
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