US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, 1984

US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, 1984

  ABA JOURNAL, 1991

ABA JOURNAL, 1991

THE WAR LAWYERS

This project examines the involvement of military lawyers in aerial targeting operations carried out by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Israeli military in Gaza and the West Bank. Law has become part of the very fabric of later modern war and military lawyers now play an important role in planning and executing military operations.

My book manuscript The War Lawyers: US, Israel, and the Spaces of Targeting is currently under consideration at Oxford University Press. Drawing on over 50 interviews with military lawyers it asks: what effect, if any, does the involvement of military lawyers have on the conduct of targeting operations? 

If you don't want to wait for the book, here's a couple of things to stick your teeth into while you wait. First, a two part podcast (for the background see here and here) and, below that, a three-minute video overview of the project: