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Part V Specific Domains, 18 Cyber Targeting

William H. Boothby

From: The Law of Targeting

William H Boothby

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 February 2024

Targeted killing — Geneva Conventions 1949 Additional Protocol 1 — Military objectives — Armed conflict
The rapid process of technological development over the last hundred or so years has not just changed the tools with which war is fought, but has radically increased the domains in which contentions between, or within, States are played out. At the turn of the twentieth century, armed forces comprised armies or naval forces, and war was correspondingly fought either on land or at sea. Then came the development of aeroplanes and the notion of war in the air, and the evolution of law to regulate that activity.1 Thereafter man became involved with space and the...
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