Ethics and Operational Realities in the War on Terror
South Texas Law Review, Vol. 49, p. 837, 2009
8 Pages Posted: 29 May 2009
Date Written: May 26, 2009
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
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