Non-Binding Norms in the Law of Armed Conflict

Non-Binding Norms in the Law of Armed Conflict

Non-Binding Norms in the Law of Armed Conflict In the aftermath of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, Bush administration appointees criticized the Geneva Conventions as being, among other things, obsolete and out of date. Indeed, one of the consistent criticisms of...
Embracing LOAC Pluralism

Embracing LOAC Pluralism

Embracing LOAC Pluralism ​Although the prospect of war remains, the end of two decades of active hostilities affords the United States and its partners the breathing room to rethink their approaches to developing and interpreting the law of armed conflict (LOAC). In...
The Future Character of War and the Law

The Future Character of War and the Law

The Future Character of War and the Law   In 2018, then Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley wrote that socio-economic, political, and technological changes will “revolutionize battlefields unlike anything since the integration of machine guns, tanks, and...
Is the Time for Law of War Treaty Commentaries Over?

Is the Time for Law of War Treaty Commentaries Over?

Is the Time for Law of War Treaty Commentaries Over?   In two recent Articles of War posts, Sean Watts and Michael Meier criticized the Updated Commentary of Geneva Convention III. Rather than focusing on specific interpretations adopted or suggesting other...