When Did Imminent Stop Meaning Immediate? Jus In Bello Hostile Intent, Imminence, and Self-Defense in Counterinsurgency

Montalvo, Eric D.
August 2013
Army Lawyer;Aug2013, p24
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The article discusses the jus in bello international law doctrine in relation to imminence and self-defense in counterinsurgency (COIN) as of August 2013, focusing on the U.S. military's Rules of Engagement (ROE) and its COIN operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Other topics include military tactics, the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC), and the risk of civilian casualties during armed conflicts and wars. Hostile intent and the imminent use of force are also examined.


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