Summary: Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Jun 24 (ANI): Air Chief Birender Singh Dhanoa on Monday said Pakistan Air Force planes did not cross the Line of Control (LoC) during the February 27 dogfight in the aftermath of the Balakot air strike, a military objective
which India achieved.
In light of this, the Joint Team concluded that the coalition forces did not target the vehicle and the soundness of the actions taken by the Coalition Forces in dealing with the legitimate military objective
(armed vehicle) in accordance with international humanitarian law and its customary rules.
Indiscriminate attacks are those that strike military objectives
and civilians or civilian objects without distinction, notably because they employ a weapon that cannot be directed at a specific military objective
or the effects of that cannot be limited as required by IHL.
questions such as "What is a military objective
We would call it the lawful use of force against a military objective
. So, what is the difference?
Given the principle of distinction's prohibition on directing attacks at other-than-military objectives, it is essential to understand what is, and is not, a lawful military objective
. AP I defines military objectives
as "those objects which by their nature, location, purpose, or use make an effective contribution to military action and whose total or partial destruction, capture, or neutralization, in the circumstances ruling at the time, offers a definite military advantage." (27) Israel accepts this definition as reflecting customary international law.
The first challenge, which is one that causes significant disruption within the military, is premature closure on a course of action in support of the military objective
without sufficient study of the national security objectives.
A great example of a political objective with a clear supporting military objective
was the first Gulf War.
Bishop Christopher, the Church of England's lead bishop on foreign affairs, said while it may be agreed that the 'madman swinging the axe of cruelty' must be stopped, it was vital to seek a more achievable military objective
Of the three attacks investigated, those in Beit Hanoun and Jabalya did not appear to have a military objective
or were unlawfully indiscriminate.
When Francis Scott Key, a young Baltimore lawyer, witnessed the fort's endurance and the proud American flag flying even as the British failed to achieve their military objective
, his profound feelings of awe and patriotism prompted him to write the lyrics that would become an indissoluble expression of American independence and identity.
Attacks are indiscriminate when they are not directed at a specific military objective
or employ a method or means of warfare that cannot be directed at a military objective
or whose effects cannot be limited.