Small Wars Journal

Rule of Law in War: International Law and United States Counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan

Rule of Law in War: International Law and United States Counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan - London School of Economics & Political Science book review by Marika Sosnowski

Travers McLeod offers a detailed account of the evolution of US counterinsurgency (COIN) doctrine since 2005 in Rule of Law in War: International Law and United States Counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan. While unconvinced that the shift has fully translated into change on the ground, Marika Sosnowski welcomes McLeod’s work as a valuable documentation of the significant transformation in the US approach to counterinsurgency.

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