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).

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Geoffrey S. Corn

South Texas College of Law

James A Schoettler

Georgetown University Law Center

Date Written: Winter 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Corn, Geoffrey S. and Schoettler, James A, Targeting and Civilian Risk Mitigation: The Essential Role of Precautionary Measures (Winter 2015). Geoffrey S. Corn & James A. Schoettler, Jr., Targeting and Civilian Risk Mitigation, The Essential Role of Precautionary Measures, 223 Mil. L. Rev. 785 (2015).. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2889472

Geoffrey S. Corn (Contact Author)

South Texas College of Law ( email )

1303 San Jacinto Street
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United States

James A Schoettler

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

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