U.S. military operations : law, policy, and practice
ed. by Geoffrey S. Corn, Rachel E. VanLandingham and Shane R. Reeves ; foreword by Stanley A. McChrystal
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
XV, 862 p. : diagr., photogr., graph. ; 24 cm
This book analyzes how the law applies, and is applied, during military operations on and off the battlefield. The book focuses on how the law is operationalized, or actually implemented, in a wide swath of military activities. The book addresses, among other topics, how the law of war applies in the context of multi-state coalition forces; whether non-governmental organizations involved in quasi-military operations are subject to the same law; whether the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment protections apply to the military’s cyber-defense measures; how the law guides targeting decisions; whether United Nations mandates constitute binding rules of international humanitarian law; how the United States interacts with the International Committee of the Red Cross regarding its international legal obligations; and how courts should approach civil claims based on war-related torts. This book also answers questions regarding how the law of armed conflict applies to such extra-conflict acts as intercepting pirates and providing humanitarian relief to civilians in occupied territory.