Blurring the Civilian-Combatant Line: Legal Implications of Deploying U.S. Civilian Mariners in the Libyan Theater

Harvard National Security Journal | August 16, 2012 | By LT Elan Ghazal and Manik Suri

The Pentagon’s growing use of civilian manpower to augment force projection — including the deployment of civilian mariners aboard U.S. warships during contingency operations against Libya in 2011 — raises serious questions at the intersection of law and war. Read the full piece here.

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