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Ethics and Operational Realities in the War on Terror

South Texas Law Review, Vol. 49, p. 837, 2009

8 Pages Posted: 29 May 2009  

Michael W. Lewis

Ohio Northern University - Pettit College of Law

Date Written: May 26, 2009

Abstract

By examining the effects of a seemingly trivial choice, the selection of different apprehension forms, this short essay illustrates how the operational realities of soldiers engaged in counterinsurgency operations are shaped, and the ethical dimensions that go along with such choices. It urges that these operational realities be taken into account during the ongoing abstract debates about process.

Keywords: law of war, rules of engagement, apprehension forms, combat training, ethics, international law, international humanitarian law

JEL Classification: K33, K41, K42

Suggested Citation

Lewis, Michael W., Ethics and Operational Realities in the War on Terror (May 26, 2009). South Texas Law Review, Vol. 49, p. 837, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1410161

Michael W. Lewis (Contact Author)

Ohio Northern University - Pettit College of Law ( email )

525 South Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
United States

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