One of the major legal instruments the US Department of Defense (DoD) will be relying on in terms of planning and carrying out its activities in the near future is a new law of war military manual which is expected to be published sometime in 2011. While on the surface such a document may not seem of critical interest to those interested in security/strategic studies or to humanitarian activists seeking to ban rather than regulate violence, there are important reasons to place a certain amount of emphasis on this DoD product and to expect that it will have a significant impact, especially on issues that are presently widely debated within the humanitarian legal community.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-90-6704-811-8_12
Journal Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law
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Carvin, S.J. (2010). The US Department of Defense Law of War Manual: An Update. Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, 13, 353–363. doi:10.1007/978-90-6704-811-8_12