This book covers all aspects of the law of armed conflict, explaining the difference between law and policy in regulation of military operations. It provides a complete operational scenario and introduction to the operational organization of United States armed forces. The focus remains on United States law perspective, balanced with exposure to areas where the interpretation of its allied forces diverge. Jus ad bellum and jus in bello issues are addressed at length. The text includes excerpts from treaties and treaty commentaries, domestic and international cases, Department of Defense directives, service field manuals, and regulations implementing legal obligations.
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