Distinction and the Rule of Perfidy within the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Distinction and the Rule of Perfidy within the Electromagnetic Spectrum

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| Jun 24, 2024

Distinction and the Rule of Perfidy within the Electromagnetic Spectrum Editors’ note: This post is based on course work that Luke Gigliotti completed in his final year as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy West Point. The electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) plays...
Flamethrowers: A Fiery Legacy and Uncertain Future?

Flamethrowers: A Fiery Legacy and Uncertain Future?

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| Jun 3, 2024

Flamethrowers: A Fiery Legacy and Uncertain Future? In warfare, few weapons are as terrifying as the flamethrower. Horrific imagery captured in iconic photographs from the First and Second World Wars cemented its reputation for inflicting excruciating burns and...
Caltrop: An Ancient Weapon in Modern Warfare

Caltrop: An Ancient Weapon in Modern Warfare

| May 20, 2024

Caltrop: An Ancient Weapon in Modern Warfare Recent reports indicate that Ukraine has modified drones to deliver and disperse a weapon of ancient design in its fight against Russia. The weapon, known as a caltrop, is a spiked device that can be strewn in large...
Ukraine Symposium – Russia’s Use of Riot Control Agents in Ukraine

Ukraine Symposium – Russia’s Use of Riot Control Agents in Ukraine

| May 17, 2024

Ukraine Symposium – Russia’s Use of Riot Control Agents in Ukraine Russian forces are reportedly using non-lethal chemical weapons known as riot control agents (RCA) to flush combatants out of trenches in eastern Ukraine before attacking them with conventional...
National Security Memorandum 20 and the Challenge of Operational End-Use Monitoring

National Security Memorandum 20 and the Challenge of Operational End-Use Monitoring

| May 8, 2024

National Security Memorandum 20 and the Challenge of Operational End-Use Monitoring Today, May 8, was the deadline for the Departments of Defense (DoD) and State to answer tough questions about how U.S. supplied weapons are being used in today’s conflicts, including...
In Honor of Yoram Dinstein – Command Responsibility in an Era of New Weapons

In Honor of Yoram Dinstein – Command Responsibility in an Era of New Weapons

| Apr 17, 2024

In Honor of Yoram Dinstein – Command Responsibility in an Era of New Weapons Editors’ note: This post is part of a series to honor Professor Yoram Dinstein, who passed away on Saturday February 10, 2024. These posts recognize Professor Dinstein’s work and the...