Paul A. L. Duscheine, Michael N. Schmitt, Frans P.B. Osinga eds.
The Hague : T.M.C Asser Press ; Springer : Berlin ; Heidelberg, 2016
XVI, 299 p. : graph., tabl. ; 24 cm
This book offers a multidisciplinary treatment of targeting. It is intended for use by the military, government legal advisers and academics. The book first explores the context of targeting, its evolution and the current targeting process and characteristics. An overview of the legal and ethical constraints on targeting as an operational process follows. It concludes by surveying contemporary issues in targeting such as the potential advent of autonomous weapon systems, ‘non-kinetic’ targeting, targeting in multinational military operations and leadership decapitation in counter-terrorism operations.