Lieber Studies Volume 1
The Law of Armed Conflict and the Dynamics of Modern Warfare
Edited by LTC Winston S. Williams and LTC Christopher M. Ford
Published 21 December 2018
Published by Oxford University Press
Disclaimer: Books in the Lieber Studies Series are not official publications of the United States Military Academy, Department of the Army, or Department of Defense. The views expressed in these volumes represent the authors’ personal views and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Defense, the United States Army, the United States Military Academy, or any other department or agency of the United States Government. The analysis presented stems from academic research of publicly available sources, not from protected operational information.
The conduct of warfare is constantly shaped by new forces that create complexities in the battlespace for military operations. As the nature of how and where wars are fought changes, new challenges to the application of the extant body of international law that regulates armed conflicts arise.
This inaugural volume of the Lieber Studies Series seeks to address several issues in the confluence of law and armed conflict, with the primary goal of providing the reader with both academic and practitioner perspectives.
Together world class scholars, policymakers and other government officials; military and civilian legal practitioners; and other thought leaders examine the role of the law of armed conflict in current and future armed conflicts around the world. Complex Battlespaces also explores several examples of battlespace dynamics through four “lenses of complexity”: complexity in legal regimes, governance, technology, and the urbanization of the battlefield.
Table of Contents
Lieutenant General Charles Pede
Colonel David Wallace
PART ONE: Complexity in Legal Regimes
PART TWO: Complexity in Governance
Chapter 8. Legitimacy: The Linchpin of Military Success in Complex Battlespaces
Thomas Ayres and Jeffrey Thurnher
PART THREE: Complexity in Technology
PART FOUR: Complexity in the Urbanization of the Battlefield
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Professor Michael N. Schmitt
LTC Winston Williams
LTC Christopher Ford
MAJ Phillip Dickerson
MAJ Trent Powell
MAJ Ronald Alcala
Professor Amy McCarthy
CPT Robert Lawless
LTC Scott Vansweringen
LTC Christopher Jacobs