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Title The war on terror and the laws of war : a military perspective / [edited by] Michael W. Lewis ; [authors, Geoffrey S. Corn and others].
Imprint New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2009.

Series Terrorism and global justice series
Terrorism and global justice series.
Subject Terrorism -- Prevention -- Law and legislation.
Detention of persons.
War (International law)
Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
Alt Name Lewis, Michael W. (Michael William), 1964-
Corn, Geoffrey S.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 248 pages) : forms.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What law applies to the war on terror? / by Geoffrey S. Corn -- Targeting of persons and property / by Eric Jensen -- Detention of combatants and the global War on Terror / by James A. Schoettler, Jr. -- Interrogation and treatment of detainees in the global War on Terror / by Dick Jackson -- Trial and punishment for battlefield misconduct / by Geoffrey S. Corn and Eric T. Jensen -- Command responsibility and accountability / by Victor M. Hansen -- Battlefield perspectives on the laws of war / by Michael W. Lewis.
Summary When a soldier in the field of battle is under attack in a small village and comes upon a villager who could be a combatant or a civilian, what rules govern how that soldier should act? If the soldier detains the villager and determines that the villager is an unaffiliated combatant, what do the rules of detention require? In The War on Terror and the Laws of War, six legal scholars with experience as military officers bring practical wisdom to the contentious topic of applying international law to the battlefield. The authors apply their unique expertise to issues that have gained greater urgency during the United States' wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: including categorizing targets and properly detaining combatants. The modern battlefield has proven to be a difficult arena in which to apply traditional legal rules. The War on Terror and the Laws of War brings clarity to the subject with an insider's perspective.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780199842292 (electronic bk.)
0199842299 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 729242931
Additional Format Print version: War on terror and the laws of war. New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2009 9780195389210 (DLC) 2009024534 (OCoLC)402543035

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