Rules of Engagement: Further Reading
The following is a list of sources used or consulted in the making of the BackStory episode, “Rules of Engagement: Ethics in Warfare,” broadcast in January 2013. You can listen to the entire episode here.
Mentioned on the Show:
Feimster, Crystal. Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011.
Price, Richard. The Chemical Weapons Taboo. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007.
Witt, John Fabian, Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History. New York: Free Press, 2012.
And, of course, the Lieber Code itself: General Orders No. 100.
James Breeden on Francis Lieber’s son Oscar: “Oscar Lieber: Southern Scientist, Southern Patriot.”
Charles Mack and Henry Lesene on Francis Lieber’s intellectualism: Francis Lieber and the Culture of the Mind.
Patrick Malone on Indian war tactics during the 17th century: The Skulking Way of War.
Paul Kramer on US atrocities in the Philippines: The Water Cure.
A Brief History of Drones, from The Nation.
A timeline of US drone strikes 2002-2012, presented on Twitter.
Targeted Killings: A Short History, from Foreign Policy.
A history of how waterboarding has been treated in US courts, from the early 1900s onward.
John Yoo invokes history to defend the killing of Anwar al-Aulaqi in 2011.
Brookings’ Lawfare blog has commentary on current law-of-war issues.