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Saving soldiers or civilians? : casualty aversion versus civilian protection in asymmetric conflicts

Author: Sebastian Kaempf
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While the United States has not lost its appetite for war, the way in which its conflicts are being waged has changed dramatically."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sebastian Kaempf
ISBN: 9781108427647 1108427642
OCLC Number: 1013959319
Description: xiv, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: US warfare and civilian protection --
US warfare and casualty-aversion --
The interactive dynamics of asymmetric conflicts --
Case study I: The US intervention in Somalia --
Case study II: The US War in Afghanistan --
Case study III: The US war in Iraq.
Other Titles: Casualty aversion versus civilian protection in asymmetric conflicts
Responsibility: Sebastian Kaempf, University of Queensland.

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There is a dilemma facing the US in asymmetric conflicts. Balancing concern for the lives of soldiers and innocent civilians has opened new areas of vulnerability that have been systematically  Read more...

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