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The War Lawyers: The United States, Israel, and Juridical Warfare

Craig Jones

Abstract

The War Lawyers: The United States, Israel, and Juridical Warfare examines the laws of war as interpreted and applied by military lawyers to aerial targeting operations carried out by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Israel Defense Force (IDF) in Gaza. Drawing on interviews with military lawyers and others, this book explains why some lawyers became integrated in the chain of command whereby military targets are identified and attacked, whether by manned aircraft, drones and/or ground forces, and with what results. The analysis shows how a series of political, legal, and techno ... More

Keywords: military lawyer, laws of war, aerial targeting, legal indeterminacy, military violence, US military, Israel Defense Force, Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198842927
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198842927.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Craig Jones, author
Lecturer, Newcastle University