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The United States Department of Defense Law of War Manual: Commentary and Critique provides an irreplaceable resource for any politician, international expert, or military practitioner who wishes to understand the approach taken by the American military in the complex range of modern conflicts. Readers will understand the strengths and weaknesses of US legal and policy pronouncements and the reasons behind the modern American way of war, whether US forces deploy alone or in coalitions. This book provides unprecedented and precise analysis of the US approach to the most pressing problems in modern wars, including controversies surrounding use of human shields, fighting in urban areas, the use of cyberwar and modern weaponry, expanding understanding of human rights, and the rise of ISIS. This group of authors, including academics and military practitioners, provides a wealth of expertise that demystifies overlapping threads of law and policy amidst the world's seemingly intractable conflicts.
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Formatted Contents Note
Framing thoughts on the DoD Law of War Manual & this commentary / Michael A. Newton The US Department of Defense Law of War Manual : why, what, and how / Karl Chang Specifically vague : the defensive purpose of the DoD Law of War Manual / Chris Jenks Practitioners and the Law of War Manual / Charles Dunlap A NATO perspective on the manual / Steven Hill A subordinate service perspective on the DoD Law of War Manual / Geoffrey Corn Back to the basics : core law of war principles through the lens of the DoD manual / Ray Murphy The manual's redefined concept of non-international armed conflict : applying faux LOAC to a fictional NIAC / David E. Graham Aspects of the distinction principle under the US DoD Law of War Manual / Bill Boothby At war with itself : the DoD Law of War Manual's tension between doctrine and practice on target verification and precautions in attack / Peter Margulies Misdirected : targeting and attack under the DoD manual / Adil Ahmad Haque Muddying the waters: the need for precision-guided terminology in the DoD Law of War Manual / Laurie R. Blank Detention and prosecution as described in the DoD manual / Andrew Clapham The DoD conception of the law of occupation / Yael Ronen Commentary on the law of cyber operations and the DoD Law of War Manual / Gary D. Brown The DoD Law of War Manual as applied to coalition command and control / Michael A Newton Armed groups and the dod manual: shining a light on overlooked issues / Katharine Fortin Hybrid law, complex battlespaces: what's the use of a law of war manual? / Aurel Sari.