60 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2013 Last revised: 3 Jul 2014
Date Written: 2013
Assassinations and licit targeted killings - distinctions with a difference?
Guns for hire: the history of private military firms and private military corporations as distinct entities and not just mercenaries by another name.
Authority and liability of civilian operatives under just war theory, international law, and domestic law.
Keywords: Asssassination, Targeted Killing, Private Military Firms, PMFs, Private Military Corporations, PMCs, Mercenaries, Operator, Operative, Military, Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, Just War, International Law, Domestic Law
JEL Classification: H56
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Govern, Kevin H. and Schlager, Scott A, 'Guns for Hire, Death on Demand': The Permissibility of U.S. Outsourcing of Drone Attacks to Civilian Surrogates of the Armed Forces and Challenges to Traditional Just War Theory (2013). Florida Journal of International Law, Vol. XXV, No. 2, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2341756
By William Funk
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