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Lethality in Combat: A Study of the True Nature on Battle Tom Lewis

Lethality in Combat: A Study of the True Nature on Battle

Tom Lewis

Published January 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781921941382
Hardcover
359 pages
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Lethality in Combat shines a blazing light on the three most controversial aspects of military combat: the necessity of killing- the taking, or not, of prisoners- and the targeting of civilians.This book argues that when a nation-state sends itsMoreLethality in Combat shines a blazing light on the three most controversial aspects of military combat: the necessity of killing- the taking, or not, of prisoners- and the targeting of civilians.This book argues that when a nation-state sends its soldiers to fight, the state must accept the full implications of this, uncomfortable as they may be.Drawing on seven conflicts - the Boer War, World Wars I and II, and the wars in Korea, Vietnam, the Falklands and Iraq - the author considers these ethical issues. Lethality In Combat lifts the veil on the much-misunderstood but very real and secret world of unsanitised war.