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Accountability for KillingMoral Responsibility for Collateral Damage in America's Post-9/11 Wars$
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Neta Crawford

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199981724

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981724.001.0001

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Political Responsibility

Political Responsibility

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(p.389) 7 Political Responsibility
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Accountability for Killing
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Neta C. Crawford

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981724.003.0008

Focuses on the role of civilian political institutions’ oversight of the military with respect to protecting non-combatants. Today the responsibility for the conduct of war is still an area of contention between civilian institutions and the military. Although civilian leaders in the executive branch can and often do exercise oversight, the other branches, namely Congress and the Judiciary have taken much less interest in civilian protection. The chapter proposes guidelines for the civilian oversight of the military’s preparation for war and its conduct in war.

Keywords:   Political responsibility, executive branch, legislative branch, judicial branch, Congress, oversight

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