The Drone Wars of the 21st Century

The Drone Wars of the 21st Century

Author: Kristen Boon

Publisher: Terrorism: Commentary on Secur

ISBN: 9780199351046

Category: Law

Page: 402

View: 896

"We devote this volume to an examination of the apparent shift in the use of force in defending U.S. interests and in furthering U.S. national security policy. The nation's use of unmanned aerial vehicles, in lieu of more conventional military capabilities, has been increasing significantly since the beginning of the century. Commonly referred to as drones, these surveillance and weapons systems appear to offer many advantages. They allow the United States to apply force in areas otherwise inaccessible to military units. ... drones ... are beginning to be used domestically for law enforcement purposes. This volume on drones focuses on international use of the systems. The following volume will address domestic use of drones"--

International and Transnational Criminal Law

International and Transnational Criminal Law

Author: David Luban

Publisher: Aspen Publishing

ISBN: 9781543803013

Category: Law

Page: 1858

View: 400

This comprehensive and versatile book covers both international criminal law and the application of US criminal law transnationally. It has chapters on each of the core crimes (aggression, genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes), as well as separate chapters on the international tribunals from Nuremberg on and the ICC. Other chapters treat modes of liability, defenses, crimes against women, and alternatives to criminal prosecution in post-conflict societies. Thus the book can be used for courses focusing entirely on international criminal law and accountability for core crimes. But it also covers US criminal law in transnational contexts, including money laundering, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and terrorism. In addition, it includes chapters on extradition, evidence gathering abroad, comparative criminal procedure and comparative sentencing, and US constitutional rights abroad. Introductory chapters on the nature of international criminal law, transnational jurisdiction, and the basics of public international law make the book accessible to students with no prior background. New to the 3rd Edition: Recent developments in the international tribunals, including the Habré trial in the African Extraordinary Chamber Updates on post-Morrison jurisdictional developments and the treatment of jurisdiction in the Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States Activation of the crime of aggression by the ICC; cyber-attacks as aggression Recent war crimes jurisprudence and the treatment of war crimes in the US Department of Defense Law of War Manual A thorough revision of the ICC chapter including the Lubanga sentencing decisions and the Comoros decision on gravity Recent ICC jurisprudence on modes of liability Latest FCPA prosecution standards New cases on immunities and extradition Professors and students will benefit from: Versatility: Can be used for courses on international criminal law, and also for courses on US criminal law applied across borders Self-contained introductory chapters on basic public international law, transnational jurisdiction, and the nature of criminal law Detailed treatment of “headline” issues including torture, terrorism, and war crimes Readable background on historical context Teaching materials include: Comprehensive teacher’s manual, including the authors’ own teaching notes Discussion problems

California Warbird Survivors 2002

California Warbird Survivors 2002

Author: Harold A. Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595236442

Category: History

Page: 577

View: 198

During the twentieth century, civil and military aviation has played a prominent role in the history and development of California. Commercial operators have exploited the advantages offered by aircraft to overcome its unique challenges of geography and climate. By virtue of California’s comparative size and strategic importance on the West Coast of the continental USA, a wide variety of military aircraft have been based there through the years. The list of military aircraft types that made up the tapestry of California aviation is as extensive as the list of legendary figures who have contributed to its amazing history. While most of the military aircraft types no longer grace the airspace over California, many can be viewed in their former splendor as they stand as gate guards or museum exhibits. This booklet provides a comprehensive guide to where these restored aircraft can be found. Complementing the details concerning aircraft specifications and roles, the author has included many facts. Finally, the descriptions of the recovery, restoration and preservation efforts stand as a tribute to the many volunteers who have devoted time, energy and financial support to ensure this rich heritage is preserved.

California Warplanes

California Warplanes

Author: Harold Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475901453

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 731

This aviation handbook is designed to be used as a quick reference to the classic military heritage aircraft that have been restored and preserved in the state of California. The aircraft include those flown by members of the US Air Force, the US Navy, the US Army, the US Marine Corps, the US Coast Guard, the Air and Army National Guard units, and by various NATO and allied nations as well as a number of aircraft previously operated by opposition forces in peace and war. The interested reader will find useful information and a few technical details on most of the military aircraft that have been in service with active flying squadrons both at home and overseas. 150 selected photographs have been included to illustrate a few of the major examples in addition to the serial numbers assigned to American military aircraft. For those who would like to actually see the aircraft concerned, aviation museum locations, addresses and contact phone numbers, websites and email addresses have been included, along with a list of aircraft held in each museums current inventory or that on display as gate guardians throughout the state of California. The aircraft presented in this edition are listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type. Although many of Californias heritage warplanes have completely disappeared, a few have been carefully collected, restored and preserved, and a good number have been restored to flying condition. This guide-book should help you to find and view Californias Warplane survivors.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044116493271

Category: Law

Page: 1332

View: 164

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Military Weapons and Environment

Military Weapons and Environment

Author: Wing Commander (Dr) Umesh Chandra Jha

Publisher: KW Publishers Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9789386288950

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 138

Armed conflicts have become more complicated, with the emphasis shifting towards new weapons such as drones, cybercrime and autonomous weapons. In July 2017, the UN General Assembly adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This treaty prohibits a full range of nuclear-weapon-related activities, such as undertaking to develop, test, produce, manufacture, acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, as well as the use or threat of use of these weapons. The ongoing conflicts have shown that the consequences of the use of explosive weapons are not limited to death, physical injury and disability, but also include long-term impacts on mental well-being. The use of improvised weapons by States and non-State actors is an area of concern for the environment. Every State must, therefore, ensure that weapons used by their armed forces are explicitly adjudged under International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Human Rights Law. While reviewing a new weapon, the States must adopt multilateral approaches, drawing upon relevant legal, health, environmental and military expertise. This book describes the environmental effects of eight weapons and explosive remnants of war that have caused extensive environmental harm in the recent past. It also makes specific recommendations addressed to the international community and the States for protecting the natural environment from the impact of weapons of war. This book will contribute towards a better understanding of the environmental harm caused by military weapons.