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79 For an argument on why and how the current rules on what are lawful targets should be amended to allow for choosing targets on the legal basis that attacking those targets is intended to undermine the will of the enemy civilian populace, see Charles Dunlap, Jr, ‘The End of Innocence: Rethinking Noncombatancy in the Post-Kosovo Era’ (2000) Vol XXXVIII:3 Strategic Review 9. 80 UK Ministry of Defence, above n 14 (chapter 1). 81 Air Power Development Centre, Royal Australian Air Force AAP 1003, Operations Law for RAAF Commanders (2nd edition, 2004).
Generally speaking, they also are not limited to the law that applies to a particular State; and this means that the books can be either non-specific, or require the reader to be able to determine which parts of the book or which comments would apply to the State of interest. There are no books written from an Australian perspective or by authors familiar with Australian military capabilities and practice. 85 This book is unique, as it is both a published version of the manual for the German armed forces, followed by significant academic commentary on the various statements of the rules set out in the manual.
My further reasoning for this limitation is that it would appear that this is where most of the current controversy lies, and certainly it is the area that would appear to have the greatest impact on civilians. 66 67 68 69 70 71 ‘The Sixteenth Waldemar A. Solf Lecture in International Law’ (2003) 176 Military Law Review 365, 416–20. org/Web/Eng/siteeng0. nsf/iwpList74/459B0FF70176F4E5C1256DDE00572DAA> at 10 April 2006. As an interesting side issue, note that the obligation imposed by API, above n 2 (chapter 1), art 36 to conduct a legal review for compliance with IHL applies to a “new weapon, means or method of warfare” and not just to weapons per se.