Better Get a Lawyer

The Policy Exchange, a British think tank dedicated to the development and promotion of new policy ideas, published a Report entitled ‘The Fog of Law: An Introduction to the Legal Erosion of British Fighting Power’. The Report sets out to explain how the cumulative effect of legal developments taking place over the past decade has undermined the ability of Britain’s armed forces to operate effectively on the battlefield and offers seven policy recommendations to reverse this trend. I have written a short comment on the report on EJIL:Talk!.