Saving Soldiers or Civilians?: Casualty-Aversion versus Civilian Protection in Asymmetric Conflicts

Saving Soldiers or Civilians?: Casualty-Aversion versus Civilian Protection in Asymmetric Conflicts

by Sebastian Kaempf

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108427647
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/03/2018
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Sebastian Kaempf is Senior Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies at the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland. His research interests are in international security, peace and conflict studies, the ethics and the laws of war, and the impact of digital new media technology on contemporary security. He has won an Australian national award for teaching excellence (AAUT) and is the convener of the massive open online course (MOOC) 'MediaWarX'.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. US warfare and civilian protection; 2. US warfare and casualty-aversion; 3. The interactive dynamics of asymmetric conflicts; 4. Case study I: the US intervention in Somalia; 5. Case study II: the US war in Afghanistan; 6. Case study III: the US war in Iraq; Conclusion.

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