Principal requirement to act in a discriminate manner

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Unformatted text preview: be proportional to your goal. Clearly doesn’t mean that you need to use the same weapons, or have equivalent damage done, but can’t be excessive to your threat. Can’t cause more harm than threat. Must act in proportional manner to that military objective. • Principal/ requirement to act in a discriminate manner. • ex. taking down electric power. Legitimate – you are trying to surprise them. People have argued that that would clearly negatively impact the civilian population. But, not talking about first effect to civilians .but if there is an obvious second effect (ex. Targeting a dam), if flooding would likely cause many civilian casualties. Commander must assess this. Commander will be judge based after the fact based on the information he had...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2014 for the course GOVT 403 taught by Professor Catherinebethlotrionte during the Fall '13 term at Georgetown.

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