03 April, 2006

Revising the Geneva Conventions

Still another call--this time from the British defense secretary--for a revision of the Geneva Conventions to deal with non-state combatants. It's a good idea as far as it goes, but it doesn't address the basic problem: how can one create and maintain a regime to limit violence if one side has no particular interest in doing so? It is notoriously difficult to deter suicide bombers...

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