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Friday, May 15, 2009

PARAMETERS: THE ARMY HISTORY WAR COLLEGE QUARTERLY

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Note: “Responsibility and Proportionality in State and Non-State Wars” by Michael Walzer is an unflinching look at the question of civilian casualties in war: when are they justified, and how do we measure responsibility and proportionality when civilian casualties are inevitably inflicted?

The End of Proportionality” by Jonathan F. Keiler argues that the American military should cease using proportionality as a concept in military jurisprudence entirely, since proportionality is a “semantic, legal, and ethical miasma.”

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