TITLE

TO TARGET, OR NOT TO TARGET: WHY 'TIS NOBLER TO THWART THE AFGHAN NARCOTICS TRADE WITH NONLETHAL MEANS

AUTHOR(S)
LINNEWEBER, EDWARD C.
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Military Law Review;Spring 2011, Vol. 207, p155
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the focus of the U.S. to reduce the flow of drug profits to insurgent groups in Afghanistan. It analyzes the U.S. military's targeting of the drug traffickers, the opium plants, and processing laboratories. It discusses the Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and shows that the targeting represents a troubling policy decision for the U.S. It concludes that problems exist when narcotics traffickers take part in hostilities, difficulties exist when narcotics related items are valid military objectives and that targeting of the opium trade may be an unwise policy.
ACCESSION #
67744676

 

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