Precision attack and international humanitarian law

Precision operations have opened up new possibilities for avoiding the harm to civilians and their property that is the inevitable result of armed conflict. Further, as weaponry becomes more precise, interpretation of IHL is becoming increasingly demanding for an attacker.

About the author

Michael N. Schmitt

Michael N. Schmitt
Professor and Director of the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law, United States Naval War College

Michael N. Schmitt is Charles H. Stockton Professor and Director of the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law, United States Naval War College; Professor of Public International Law at Exeter University; and Senior Fellow at the NATO Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.