Greg McNeal on Collateral Damage and Targeted Killing
My colleague Greg McNeal has just posted on SSRN an article on collateral damage and targeted killing. It is getting rave reviews, with Ben Wittes calling it an “extraordinary article” that “should be required reading for anyone participating in the many debates surrounding targeted killing” and our own Ken Anderson calling it “essential reading … in the law of armed conflict.”
Here is McNeal’s own description of what he is trying to achieve with the empirical piece:
Irrespective of your opinion about the merits of targeted killing, I’m hopeful my paper provides the foundation necessary for scholars and commentators to build upon, and I hope it serves as a helpful corrective to the descriptions of state practice currently circulating in public commentary.