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by Michael L. Gross
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  • Author:
    Michael L. Gross
  • ISBN:
    0521866154
  • ISBN13:
    978-0521866156
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  • Publisher:
    Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (November 30, 2009)
  • Pages:
    336 pages
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    Humanities
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Michael Gross has written a thoughtful, lucid book about the dilemma of 'asymmetric conflict,' as when a nation confronts a terrorist movement or other insurgency that does not observe the laws of war and, more important, does not have a structure or employ tactics against which.

Michael Gross has written a thoughtful, lucid book about the dilemma of 'asymmetric conflict,' as when a nation confronts a terrorist movement or other insurgency that does not observe the laws of war and, more important, does not have a structure or employ tactics against which conventional military force is fully effective. To be limited in fighting such a group by the conventional laws of war is to fight terror and insurrection with one hand tied behind one's back; and, depending on the gravity of the threat posed by such a group, the question becomes how far if at all.

Michael Gross believes that much contemporary warfare is so different from past armed conflicts that many of the old moral and legal prohibitions should no longer apply. This belief unites a variety of intellectuals and many political and military practitioners

Michael Gross believes that much contemporary warfare is so different from past armed conflicts that many of the old moral and legal prohibitions should no longer apply. This belief unites a variety of intellectuals and many political and military practitioners. It was a keystone of the neoconservative declaration of "the new normal" that influenced President George W. Bush's political mind-set

The First World War was the first modern, total war, one requiring the mobilisation of both civilians and .

The First World War was the first modern, total war, one requiring the mobilisation of both civilians and combatants. Particularly in Europe, the main theatre of the conflict, this war demanded the active participation of both men and women. This paper argues that the transition in the forms of contemporary conflict which has led to the growth of ethnic and civil war as the effective major form of large scale group conflict in the contemporary international system has profound implications for the ethics of force and the way in which such norms are enshrined in international law.

Torture, Assassination, and Blackmail in an Age of Asymmetric Conflict. Response to Michael Gross: Human Shields, Participatory Liability, and Different Sets of Rules. Journal of Military Ethics, Vol. 14, Issue.

Torture, rendition, assassination, blackmail, extortion, direct attacks . Gross' book isn't really a revelation in the discussion of contemporary war.

Torture, rendition, assassination, blackmail, extortion, direct attacks on civilians, and chemical weapons are all finding their way to the battlefield despite longstanding international prohibitions. Sep 20, 2014 Neil Delaney rated it liked it. Somewhat less thrilling than one might expect.

Asymmetric conflict is changing the way that we practise and think about war. Torture, rendition, assassination, blackmail, extortion, direct attacks on civilians. Torture, rendition, assassination, blackmail, extortion, direct attacks on civilians, and chemical weapons are all finding their way to the battlefield despite longstanding international prohibitions.

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Asymmetric conflict is changing the way that we practise and think about war.

Asymmetric conflict is changing the way that we practice and think about war. Torture, rendition, assassination, blackmail, extortion, direct attacks on civilians, and chemical weapons are all finding their way to the battlefield. Torture, rendition, assassination, blackmail, extortion, direct attacks on civilians, and chemical weapons are all finding their way to the battlefield despite long-standing prohibitions. Asymmetric conflict is changing the way that we practice and think about war.

In this book, Gross considers the prominent role of civilians in contemporary conflicts - including .

In this book, Gross considers the prominent role of civilians in contemporary conflicts - including wars initiated to protect the welfare of oppressed civilians and those in which enemies use noncombatants as shields or targets. Moral Dilemmas of Modern War: Torture, Assassination, and Blackmail in an Age of Asymmetric Conflict. Gross is known for bringing a sharp intellect and a keen moral sense to the perplexing character of modern war.

Asymmetric conflict is changing the way that we practise and think about war. Torture, rendition, assassination, blackmail, extortion, direct attacks on civilians, and chemical weapons are all finding their way to the battlefield despite longstanding international prohibitions. This book offers a practical guide for policy makers, military officers, students, and others who ask such questions as: Do guerillas deserve respect or long jail sentences? Are there grounds to torture guerillas for information or assassinate them on the battlefield? Is there room for nonlethal weapons to subdue militants and safeguard the lives of noncombatants? Who are noncombatants in asymmetric war? What is the status of civilians who shelter and aid guerillas? And, do guerillas have any right to attack civilians, particularly those who aid and shelter members of the stronger army? If one side can expand the scope of civilian vulnerability, then why can't the other? To read and comment on Michael Gross's blog article on the UN Human Rights Council Report on Gaza, click here

Bloodhammer
I'm biased becuase it was assigned as a school book.

That being said, it was a good school book. A school book nonetheless, however.
Mustard Forgotten
This book, unlike many similar titles is a highly enjoyable read. Gross covers the major ethical and moral aspects of modern armed conflict including such subjects as; Combatant equality, collateral damage, assassination and targeted killing, torture, enhanced interrogation, rendition, humanitarian missions and the new norms behind asymmetric warfare. Certainly one of the best titles on these subjects today and certainly well presented by a subject matter expert.Extremely highly recommended reading. This is a particularly useful instrument for those interested in Military doctrine, political science, international relations and global conflict studies.
Onath
very good reading material
Todal
Great book that looked at assassination, targeted killing, blackmail, and other events that pose moral and ethical dilemmas for people today. It met my needs for school and was very informative.
Hiylchis
Needed this one for a college course on Assassination; was impressed that this was not too ponderous to read, and was DEFINITELY cheaper than the university bookstore. I'm all about that!