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The War on Terror and the Laws of War: A Military Perspective

Geoffrey S. Corn, James A. Schoettler, Jr., Dru Brenner-Beck, Victor M. Hansen, Dick Jackson, Eric Talbot Jensen, and Michael W. Lewis


Thirteen years after the United States initiated a military response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the nation continues to prosecute what it considers an armed conflict against transnational terrorist groups. Understanding how the law of armed conflict applies to and regulates military operations executed within the scope of this armed conflict against transnational nonstate terrorist groups is as important today as it was in September 2001. This is because the core purpose of this branch of international law (what was historically known as the law of war) is to strike an eff ... More

Keywords: terrorism, military operations, armed conflict, use of force, detention, interrogation, military commission, drones, targeting, self-defense

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199941452
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199941452.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey S. Corn, author
South Texas College of Law

James A. Schoettler, Jr., author
Georgetown University Law Center

Dru Brenner-Beck, author
Private Practice, Littleton, Colorado