The Law of Arms: A Brief History of War Crimes

An unlawful law

Adam M Wakeling
9 min readOct 14, 2020

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The court at Nuremberg (Wikimedia Commons)

OnOn an Autumn morning in 2008, a Canadian Army Operational Mentor and Liaison Team (OMLT) was accompanying an Afghan Army detachment on a patrol in Helmand province when it suddenly came under attack from a superior Taliban force. The Canadian commander, Captain Robert Semaru, called in fire support from an American Apache helicopter gunship, which strafed…

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Adam M Wakeling

Adam Wakeling is an Australian writer, lawyer and historian. He is online at https://www.amwakeling.com/ and on Twitter @AdamMWakeling.