|Borderless wars : civil military disorder and legal uncertainty
|Antonia Chayes ; Fletcher school of law and diplomacy
|Type de document :
|Cambridge [United Kingdom] : Cambridge University Press, 2015
|Article en page(s) :
|XI, 204 p.
|Index. décimale :
|Military law--United States ; Terrorism--Prevention--Law and legislation--United States ; Civil-military relations--United States ; Asymmetric warfare ; Civil war ; Cyberspace operations (Military science)
In 2011, Nasser Al-Awlaki, a terrorist on the U.S. “kill list” in Yemen, was targeted by the CIA. A week later, a military strike killed his son. The following year, the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan resigned, undermined by CIA-conducted drone strikes of which he had no knowledge or control. The demands of the new, borderless “gray area” conflict have cast civilians and military into unaccustomed roles with inadequate legal underpinning. As the Department of Homeland Security defends against cyber threats and civilian contractors work in paramilitary roles abroad, the legal boundaries of war demand to be outlined. In this book, former Under Secretary of the Air Force Antonia Chayes examines these new “gray areas” in counterinsurgency, counter-terrorism, and cyber warfare. Her innovative solutions for role definition and transparency will establish new guidelines in a rapidly evolving military-legal environment.
Provides suggestions for improved policy approaches which will be of use to scholars and lawmakers
By drawing connections between legal and military gray areas, this book establishes a new conceptual framework for understanding the war on terror
Gives an up-to-date review of the debate over the legality of drone strikes
Civil-military relations : from theory to policy -- The counterinsurgency dilemma -- Civil-military implications: the demands of a counterinsurgency strategy -- Legal implications of counterinsurgency : opportunities missed but not lost -- Counterterrorism : the unquiet warfare of targeted killings -- Civil-military policy issues in targeted killing by UAVs -- The legal underpinnings for targeted killing by UAV : framing the issues -- Opportunities for stepping forward -- Cyber attacks and cyber warfare : framing the issues -- Implications for civil-military relations in cyber attacks and cyber warfare -- Legal implications of cyber attacks and cyber warfare -- International cooperation on training wheels -- Conclusion : the end is the beginning.
|355.343 CHA B
|Royal Military Academy