Ethics, Law and Military Operations

Ethics, Law and Military Operations

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Public anger at perceived ethical and legal failures in recent wars has reinforced the importance of understanding military ethics. Ethics, Law and Military Operations is one of the first texts to examine both the ethical and the legal considerations of contemporary military conflict. It adopts a practical approach to explore the ways in which legal and normative issues combine to affect the entire spectrum of military operations, from high-intensity conflict to peacekeeping activities and the provision of humanitarian aid. With an operational perspective in mind, this text delivers accessible frameworks for evaluating and applying fundamental legal and ethical concepts. Written by an international team of military practitioners and academics, this book provides interdisciplinary insights into the major issues facing military decision-makers. The first half of the book explores the ethical and legal underpinnings of warfare. Later chapters use case studies to examine specific issues in the contemporary operating environment.... intervention came from the agreement by the countries of NATO and was then retrospectively legitimized by the UN. warpower.asp. ... See also The Manual of the Law of Armed Conflict (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), p. ... David Whetham, a#39; Killing Within the Rulesa#39;, Small Wars and Insurgencies, 18(4), December 2007, p.

Title:Ethics, Law and Military Operations
Author:David Whetham
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2010-09-27


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