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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction. War Today Chapter 1. War as a Legal Institution The Political Context for War Professional War Law as the Landscape for War Law and the Legitimacy of Military Operations Chapter 2. The Historical Context: How Did We Get Here? International Law before the Rise of Modern War and Statecraft Law Meets Modern Warfare Changes in Legal Thought: An Opening for Humanitarianism International Institutions and the Rise of a Modern Law of Force Legal Realism and the Transformation of the Law in War Chapter 3. War by Law Battle in the Shadow of Sharp Distinctions and Outsider Ethics: Traces of the Premodern Legal Order Modern Law and Modern War: Problems of Strategy Legal War and the Elusive Experience of Responsibility Epilogue Notes Index
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War (International law).