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The Resource Moral dilemmas of modern war : torture, assassination, and blackmail in an age of asymmetric conflict, Michael L. Gross, (electronic resource)

Moral dilemmas of modern war : torture, assassination, and blackmail in an age of asymmetric conflict, Michael L. Gross, (electronic resource)

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Moral dilemmas of modern war : torture, assassination, and blackmail in an age of asymmetric conflict
Title
Moral dilemmas of modern war
Title remainder
torture, assassination, and blackmail in an age of asymmetric conflict
Statement of responsibility
Michael L. Gross
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Asymmetric conflict is changing the way that we practise and think about war. Torture, rendition, assassination, blackmail, extortion, direct attacks on civilians, and chemical weapons are all finding their way to the battlefield despite longstanding international prohibitions. This book offers a practical guide for policy makers, military officers, students, and others who ask such questions as: do guerillas deserve respect or long jail sentences? Are there grounds to torture guerillas for information or assassinate them on the battlefield? Is there room for nonlethal weapons to subdue militants and safeguard the lives of noncombatants? Who are noncombatants in asymmetric war? What is the status of civilians who shelter and aid guerillas? And, do guerillas have any right to attack civilians, particularly those who aid and shelter members of the stronger army? If one side can expand the scope of civilian vulnerability, then why can't the other?--
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1954-
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Gross, Michael L.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • War
  • Military ethics
  • Military interrogation
Label
Moral dilemmas of modern war : torture, assassination, and blackmail in an age of asymmetric conflict, Michael L. Gross, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511811562
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Torture, assassination, and blackmail in an age of asymmetric conflict -- Friends, foes, or brothers in arms? the puzzle of combatant equality -- Combatants in asymmetric war -- Shooting to kill : the paradox of prohibited weapons -- Shooting to stun : the paradox of nonlethal warfare -- Murder, self-defense, or execution? the dilemma of assassination -- Human dignity or human life : the dilemmas of torture and rendition -- Noncombatants in asymmetric war -- Blackmailing the innocent : the dilemma of noncombatant immunity -- Killing the innocent : the dilemma of terrorism -- Risking our lives to save others : puzzles of humanitarian intervention -- Conclusion and afterword -- Torture, assassination, and blackmail : new norms for asymmetric conflict? -- The war in Gaza, December 2008 to January 2009
Control code
CR9780511811562
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 321 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521866156
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667074649
Label
Moral dilemmas of modern war : torture, assassination, and blackmail in an age of asymmetric conflict, Michael L. Gross, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511811562
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Torture, assassination, and blackmail in an age of asymmetric conflict -- Friends, foes, or brothers in arms? the puzzle of combatant equality -- Combatants in asymmetric war -- Shooting to kill : the paradox of prohibited weapons -- Shooting to stun : the paradox of nonlethal warfare -- Murder, self-defense, or execution? the dilemma of assassination -- Human dignity or human life : the dilemmas of torture and rendition -- Noncombatants in asymmetric war -- Blackmailing the innocent : the dilemma of noncombatant immunity -- Killing the innocent : the dilemma of terrorism -- Risking our lives to save others : puzzles of humanitarian intervention -- Conclusion and afterword -- Torture, assassination, and blackmail : new norms for asymmetric conflict? -- The war in Gaza, December 2008 to January 2009
Control code
CR9780511811562
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 321 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521866156
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667074649

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