Uses and Misuses of International Humanitarian Law and Humanitarian Principles
Rony Brauman

flamethrowers from the battlefield in 1978. In one article on the subject, an officer who had fought in Vietnam explained that, aside from its negative image, the weapon was considered useless in the hypothetical context of a war with the Soviets, but that in contemporary conflicts – where close combat has made a comeback – that argument no longer holds. He welcomed their lawful return to the US military arsenal in 2003, saying, β€˜The use of weapons that employ fire, such as tracer

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