The United States department of defense law of war manual : commentary and critique
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018
This chapters aims to present one view of the potential impact of the United States Department of Defense Manual on NATO's work in the legal field. The chapter begins by highlighting the importance of legal interoperability among NATO Allies with often diverging legal frameworks and explaining how national law of war manuals can contribute to the mission accomplishment in a multinational setting. It then examines the references to NATO in the manual and offers views on how these references might contribute to our collective understanding of certain perennial legal issues that arise in NATO operations. Finally, the chapter examines the manual's usefulness in promoting further dialogue among Allies and with NATO's partners on key legal issues as well as its potential role in NATO's training activities.