Targeting and Civilian Risk Mitigation: The Essential Role of Precautionary Measures
Geoffrey S. Corn & James A. Schoettler, Jr., Targeting and Civilian Risk Mitigation, The Essential Role of Precautionary Measures, 223 Mil. L. Rev. 785 (2015).
58 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2016
Date Written: Winter 2015
We must fight the insurgents, and will use the tools at our disposal to both defeat the enemy and protect our forces. But we will not win based on the number of Taliban we kill, but instead on our ability to separate insurgents from the center of gravity –— the people. That means we must respect and protect the population from coercion and violence –— and operate in a manner which will win their support.
Keywords: international law, international humanitarian law, law of armed conflict, national security law, law of war, military, precaution
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