The War on Terror and the Laws of War : A Military Perspective
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.
- Hardback | 264 pages
- 162.56 x 241.3 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
- 15 Oct 2009
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
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The authors...are able to transfer the legal issues of the war on terror to concrete military operations Stephanie Kwasnitschka, Military Law and the Law of War Review
About Michael Lewis
Michael W. Lewis: Associate Professor of Law at Ohio Northern University's Pettit College of Law, where he teaches International Law and the Law of War. Before graduating cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1998 he spent over 7 years flying F-14's for the U.S. Navy. He was stationed in San Diego, California, and Atsugi, Japan. He flew missions in support of Operation Desert Shield in 1991, conducted strike planning for Desert Storm and flew missions over Iraq in support of the no-fly zone in 1992. He graduated from Navy Fighter Weapons School (Topgun) in 1992. He has published several articles on the law of war and has lectured on the subject at Oxford, Harvard, NYU, Cornell, Duke, Notre Dame, William & Mary, Ohio State, and Rutgers.
Table of contents
FOREWORD, BY MAJOR GENERAL CHARLES J. DUNLAP ; INTRODUCTION, BY PROFESSOR GEOFFREY S. CORN ; WHAT LAW APPLIES TO THE WAR ON TERROR? BY GEOFFREY S. CORN, SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW ; TARGETING OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY BY ERIC T. JENSEN, US ARMY JAG CORPS ; DETENTION OF COMBATANTS AND THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR BY JAMES A. SCHOETTLER, JR., GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER ; INTERROGATION AND TREATMENT OF DETAINEES IN THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR BY DICK JACKSON, US ARMY JAG CORPS ; TRIAL AND PUNISHMENT FOR BATTLEFIELD MISCONDUCT BY GEOFFREY S. CORN (S. TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW) AND ERIC T. JENSEN (JAG) ; COMMAND RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY BY VICTOR M. HANSEN, NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF LAW ; BATTLEFIELD PERSPECTIVES ON THE LAWS OF WAR BY MICHAEL W. LEWIS, OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW