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U.S. Military Operations: Law, Policy, and Practice

Geoffrey S. Corn, Rachel E. VanLandingham, and Shane R. Reeves


This book analyzes how the law applies, and is applied, during military operations on and off the battlefield. The book focuses on how the law is operationalized, or actually implemented, in a wide swath of military activities. The book addresses, among other topics, how the law of war applies in the context of multi-state coalition forces; whether non-governmental organizations involved in quasi-military operations are subject to the same law; whether the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment protections apply to the military’s cyber-defense measures; how the law guides targeting decisions; wh ... More

Keywords: operationalization, legal, law, military, humanitarian, armed conflict, war, international, operations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199328574
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328574.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey S. Corn, editor
South Texas College of Law

Rachel E. VanLandingham, editor
Southwestern Law School

Shane R. Reeves, editor
United States Military Academy, West Point

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2 Modern Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict

Dave Wallace and Shane R. Reeves*

4 The Jus ad Bellum

Geoffrey S. Corn*

5 Military Cyberspace Operations

Gary D. Brown,* Paul Walker,** and Anthony W. Bell III***

6 Targeting and the Law of Armed Conflict

Gary P. Corn*, James H. Dapper**, and Winston Williams***

9 Detention Operations

Sandra L. Hodgkinson*

11 Multinational Operations

Richard C. Gross and Ian Henderson*

15 Operational Claims

Jim Barkei*

16 Intelligence Law

Richard M. Whitaker*

17 Legal Issues in Special Operations

Matthew R. Grant* and Todd C. Huntley**

18 Medical Operations

Geoffrey S. Corn*

22 Weapons of Mass Destruction

Todd W. Pennington*

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