Abstract

Using both the International Security Assistance Force’s tactical directive on use of force in Afghanistan and doctrinal concepts from the US military’s counterinsurgency manual, this chapter explores the allocation of risk between the military force and Afghan civilian population. The chapter first reviews civilian and military casualty figures and then uses those numbers as a touchstone against which to consider each group’s perception of the risk they face.

Publication Title

Counterinsurgency Law: New Directions in Asymmetric Warfare

Publication Date

2013

Document Type

Book Chapter

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