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From the torture of detainees at Abu Ghraib to unnecessary military attacks on civilians, this book is an account of the violations of international criminal law committed during the United States invasion of Iraq. Taking stock of the entire war, it uniquely documents the overestimation of the successes and underestimation of the failings of the Surge and Awakening policies. The authors show how an initial cynical framing of the American war led to the creation of a new Shia-dominated Iraq state, which in turn provoked powerful feelings of legal cynicism among Iraqis, especially the Sunni. The predictable result was a resilient Sunni insurgency that reemerged in the violent aftermath of the 2011 withdrawal. Examining more than a decade of evidence, this book makes a powerful case that the American war in Iraq constituted a criminal war of aggression.
  • ISBN13: 9781107507012
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 2015
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00260
Specifications
FormatPaperback
SeriesCambridge Studies in Law and Society (Paperback)
Publication DateJune 4, 2015
Pages260

Iraq and the Crimes of Aggressive War: The Legal Cynicism of Criminal Militarism

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