The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Approach (2d edition)
The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Approach covers all aspects of the law of armed conflict and explains the important difference between law and policy in regulation of military operations. Each author is a retired U.S. Army officer (more than 140 years of collective military operational experience) and a leading scholar in the field of international law and conflict regulation. To accomplish the authors’ objective, the book uses an operational scenario to provide the context necessary to develop a genuine understanding of the law.
Based on Operation Iraqi Freedom, the 2003 U.S. and Coalition attack on Iraq, the scenario links all chapters together, and places students in the role of military and civilian legal advisors responsible for providing commanders and other operational decision-makers with legally-based opinions to support their missions. The text focuses primarily on the U.S. interpretation of this area of law, but also includes discussion of important areas of legal divergence between U.S. and major Coalition partners, as well as the perspectives drawn from the academic and non-governmental humanitarian communities, in order to expose students to the challenges these divergences can create for decision-makers and their legal advisors.
GEOFFREY S. CORN ET AL., THE LAW OF ARMED CONFLICT: AN OPERATIONAL APPROACH (2d ed. 2019)