The Oxford handbook of international law in armed conflict
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014
This chapter is structured in two parts. It lays the groundwork for discussion with a survey of the historical lex scripta directly applicable to air operations, including efforts to craft restatements of the law of air warfare. However, most discussion is reserved for the second part, which considers the extant law of air operations from the perspective of airmen. It does so by examining the law governing the four questions that are central to their operations-where can they fly, at what can they shoot, how must they conduct air operations, and what weapons may they use.