Targeting: The Challenges of Modern Warfare

Editors: Ducheine, Paul A.L., Schmitt, Michael N., Osinga, Frans P.B. (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive coverage of current targeting (use of force) issues
  • Written by a team of experts with extensive practical and academic experience
  • Complements legal analysis by a set of interdisciplinary perspectives
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This book offers a multidisciplinary treatment of targeting. It is intended for use by the military, government legal advisers and academics.  The book is suitable for use in both military training and educational programs and in Bachelor and Master degree level courses on such topics as War Studies and Strategic Studies.

The book first explores the context of targeting, its evolution and the current targeting process and characteristics. An overview of the legal and ethical constraints on targeting as an operational process follows. It concludes by surveying contemporary issues in targeting such as the potential advent of autonomous weapon systems, ‘non-kinetic’ targeting, targeting in multinational military operations and leadership decapitation in counter-terrorism operations.

The deep practical experience and academic background of the contributors ensures comprehensive treatment of current targeting and use of force issues.

Paul Ducheine is Professor for Cyber Operations and Cyber Security, Netherlands Defence Academy, Breda, The Netherlands; and Professor of Law of Military Cyber Operations and Cyber Security at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Michael Schmitt is Charles H. Stockton Professor & Director, Stockton Center for the Study of International Law, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, and Professor of Public International Law, University of Exeter, UK. Frans Osinga is Chair of the War Studies Department, Netherlands Defence Academy, Breda, The Netherlands, and Professor of Military Operational Art and Sciences.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ducheine, Paul A. L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Targeting in Context

    Coker, Christopher

    Pages 9-25

  • From Douhet to Drones, Air Warfare, and the Evolution of Targeting

    Osinga, Frans P. B. (et al.)

    Pages 27-76

  • The Current Targeting Process

    Pratzner, Phillip R.

    Pages 77-97

  • Some Considerations Concerning the Role of the Ius ad Bellum in Targeting

    Gill, Terry D.

    Pages 101-119

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-072-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-071-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Targeting: The Challenges of Modern Warfare
Editors
  • Paul A.L. Ducheine
  • Michael N. Schmitt
  • Frans P.B. Osinga
Copyright
2016
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. Asser Press and the authors
eBook ISBN
978-94-6265-072-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6265-072-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-6265-071-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 299
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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