New Publication: British Operations Among the People and Civilian Risk

Dr. habil. Cornelius Friesendorf

Debates on military intervention and small wars often include the claim that soldiers should operate among civilians in order to avoid civilian casualties and to protect civilians against third-party violence. IFSH military and police expert Cornelius Friesendorf, by contrast, points at negative unintended consequences of military operations taking place in close proximity to local populations: he argues that also risk-tolerant militaries cause civilian casualties and that their presence triggers third-party violence against civilians.

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Cornelius Friesendorf (2019) British operations among the people and civilian risk, Small Wars & Insurgencies, 30:3, 615-640.