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This front matter section of this book titled The contemporary law of targeting: military objectives, proportionality, and precautions in attack under additional protocol I contains foreword, acknowledgements, abbreviations and glossary. The purpose of this book is to provide a contemporary and detailed analysis of the law concerning targeting that applies to Australia, and thereby to provide a solid foundation for decision making by military commanders confronted with complex targeting decisions. It focuses on areas of current uncertainty in IHL. These areas, which have been attracting significant popular attention through the media, are the choice of targets for aerial or other forms of bombardment and the precautions to be taken when launching attacks on those targets.

Keywords: Australia; military objectives



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