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By Bruce A. Elleman, S.C.M. Paine

This is the 1st scholarly e-book interpreting naval coalition battle during the last centuries from a multi-national standpoint.

Containing case stories through a number of the greatest naval historians from the USA, nice Britain, and Australia, it additionally examines the effect of overseas legislation on coalitions. jointly those accrued essays contain a finished exam of an important naval coalitions of the 19th and 20th centuries. Chapters are prepared chronologically, starting with the Napoleonic Wars, and finishing with the second one Gulf warfare, and every uses new study and methodologies to deal with the construction of the coalition, its activities, and its brief- and long term repercussions.

The editors draw modern classes from the book’s old case experiences. those findings are used to debate the chance and personality of destiny naval coalition; for instance, the possibility and attainable end result of an anti-PRC coalition in defence of Taiwan.

Naval Coalition Warfare may be of serious curiosity to scholars of naval historical past, strategic reports, overseas background and diplomacy in general.

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S. forces will operate under national ROE. Such arrangements are likely to lead to tensions and frustrations on all sides. S. ”34 Ideally, all coalition partners will understand all ROE employed in the theater. In Operation Enduring Freedom, unfortunately, there were several difficulties in sharing United States ROE with coalition partners. First, the short period of time between the attacks on 11 September 2001 and the commencement of combat operations on 7 October 2001 did not permit coalition partner involvement in the planning or development of the ROE.

19 Coalition targeting procedures in Operation Iraqi Freedom, though probably as complex as in Kosovo, appear to have operated more smoothly and efficiently. Both the United Kingdom and Australia assessed assigned targets International law and coalition operations 13 according to their national legal obligations. While some targeting authority was delegated to commanders in theater, such as time-sensitive targets based on rapidly developing intelligence, other categories were subject to Ministeriallevel approval before they could be engaged.

Such concepts as “proportionality” and “necessity” defy strict definition and lend themselves to interpretations that may be grounded as much in political concerns as in legal requirements. The situation becomes more complex, however, when coalition members have different legal obligations based on their adherence to different treaties. 9 Since then, the situation has become more complex. During Kosovo, all members of NATO except France, the United States, and Turkey were parties to Additional Protocol I.

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