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Targeting civilians in war

Alexander B. Downes

Targeting civilians in war

by Alexander B. Downes

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Civilian war casualties -- History -- 20th century.,
  • War victims -- History -- 20th century.,
  • War and society -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Politics and war -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Military history, Modern -- 20th century.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAlexander B. Downes.
    SeriesCornell studies in security affairs
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsU21.2 .D587 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 315 p. ;
    Number of Pages315
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21832123M
    ISBN 100801446341
    ISBN 109780801446344
    LC Control Number2007040729

      19 I want to thank Alexander B. Downes and his work Targeting Civilians in War (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, ) for helping me to understand the larger significance of this .   Intentionally targeting civilians, buildings such as schools or houses and infrastructure like water sources or sanitation facilities is a war crime.

    How do conciliatory and coercive counterinsurgency tactics affect militant group violence against civilians? Scholars of civil war increasingly seek to understand intentional civilian targeting, often . This book is an essay which sets out to answer the question posed in the subtitle: "Is the targeting of civilians in war ever justified?". To do this it examines the allied "area bombing" of Germany and /5(16).

      The U.S. government has killed civilians for well over a the Civil War, General William Tecumseh Sherman waged war on civilians in Atlanta. During the Philippine .   Many of those so-called civilians worked for military factories and/or did piece work for the Germans and Japanese inside their homes. Meissen porcelain makers and various Japanese military .


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Targeting Civilians in War will become a classic in the field of security studies."―Daryl G. Press, Dartmouth College, author of Calculating Credibility: How Leaders Assess Military Threats Targeting civilians in war book Cited by: Democracies historically have proven especially likely to target civilians in desperate circumstances.

InTargeting Civilians in War, Downes explores several major recent conflicts, including the. Targeting Civilians in War book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Accidental harm to civilians in warfare often becomes an 4/5.

Accidental harm to civilians in warfare often becomes an occasion for public outrage, from citizens of both the victimized and the victimizing nation.

In this vitally important book on a topic of acute concern for. Civilians, therefore, have had to rely on themselves for protection in most conflicts. However, despite the pervasiveness of civilian self-protection (CSP) and its success at protecting Author: Betcy Jose, Peace A.

Medie. In Targeting Civilians in War, Downes explores several major recent conflicts, including the Persian Gulf War and the American-led invasion of Iraq in Civilian casualties occurred Brand: Cornell University Press. The deliberate targeting of civilians was indeed a “war crime”.

The Hague conventions tolerated the bombing of cities IF they were under military occupation (ie “defended”), which was the.

Targeting Civilians in War, Alexander B. Downes (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, ), pp., $ cloth. Killing Civilians: Method, Madness and Morality in War, Hugo Slim. In Targeting Civilians in War, Downes explores several major recent conflicts, including the Persian Gulf War and the American-led invasion of Iraq in Civilian casualties occurred in each.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Awards: Winner of Winner of the Lepgold Book Prize (Georgetown Unive. Description: ix, p. Contents. Get this from a library. Targeting civilians in war. [Alexander B Downes] -- By exploring several historical cases (some as recent as the Persian Gulf War), the author examines why democratic and.

Targeting Civilians in War by Alexander B. Downes,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(17). Sage House East State Street Ithaca, NY Email Us. The US AMERICAN WAY OF WAR – Intentional Killing of Civilians and Civilian Infrastructure Octo In Viet Nam, being terribly ignorant like so many others, I “accidentally” discovered, against my.

Perhaps the most hideous precedent established by Lincoln's war, however, was the intentional targeting of defenseless civilians. Human beings did not always engage in such barbaric acts as we have all. Targeting Civilians in War. This book fills a gap in the accounts of how civilian targeting happens, and shows that these actors are in large part targeting women rather than some gender Author: Alexander Downes.

The Case for Targeting Civilians, and Why It Fails Afundamental principle of international law and morality is that the deliberate murder of civilians is always wrong.

In war, it is a. Targeting Civilians The fact is, the Lincoln government intentionally targeted civilians from the very beginning of the war. The administration’s battle plan was known as the "Anaconda Plan".

Targeting civilians has been a common practice ever since World War II, but its roots lie in Lincoln’s war. In there was an international convention in Geneva, Switzerland, that sought to. The phrase is a euphemism for killing civilians that connotes legitimacy but really has no basis in law.

It is therefore partisan and misleading a should be removed and replaced with more impartial and. Allied air strikes killed approximatelyGerman civilians during World War II.

Some critics and historians consider the Allied bombing of civilian targets to be war crimes. Targeting Jews Adolf Hitler. If you want to know about the barbarity of war, ask civilians, because they are the primary targets in war. There is no such thing as Collateral Damage.

It is a total : Mike Hastie. Why White House civilian casualty figures on civilian are a wild underestimate. the more the laws of war allow you to put civilians in harm’s way. There was the deliberate targeting of .