Training surrogate forces in international humanitarian law : lessons from Peru, Colombia, El Salvador, and Iraq / Patrick Paterson.
Associated Name: Joint Special Operations University (U.S.). JSOU Press, publisher.
Publication year: 2016.
Call Number U262 .J65 no. 16-9
Media class: Book
Publisher: The JSOU Press
ISBN: 9781941715185 1941715184
Series title: JSOU report ; 16-9
Additional information: xi, 118 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
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"Leverages the author's ... experience in Latin American history to examine how the U.S. Special Operations Forces (USSOF) train surrogate forces. He argues that it is necessary to employ Untied States Special Operations Command's (USSOCOM) indirect approach to grow and build partnership capacity through foreign internal defense (FID) and to find a balance with international humanitarian law (IHL). Paterson also examines the legal issues and restrictions on training and equipping foreign forces and the impact of these exchanges with our partners. His research methodology includes extensive interviews and incorporates a historical case study approach, examining FID efforts in Peru, Colombia, and El Salvador for lessons learned, and then compares and contrasts USSOF train-and-equip efforts in Iraq"--Publisher's web site.
Introduction -- A history of foreign internal defense and the indirect approach -- Modern warfare and international humanitarian law -- Ethical and legal considerations in training surrogate forces -- U.S. Special Operations Command doctrine on human rights and IHL -- Joint combined exchange training -- The Leahy law -- Peru and the Rondas Campesinas -- Columbia and the Self-Defense Forces -- The U.S. indirect approach in El Salvador -- The U.S. experience in Iraq -- Conclusions and recommendations.
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