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- deployment of army personnel for humanitarian motivated goals.
2004, Michael C. Davis (ed.); Tania Voon (chapter author), “Legitimacy and Lawfulness of Humanitarian Intervention”, in International intervention in the post-Cold War world, M. E. Sharpe, Inc., page 40:
- The events of 1999 in Kosovo and East Timor provide an important opportunity to reflect on the practice of humanitarian intervention.
2010, Keith L. Shimko, International Relations: Perspectives and Controversies, Wadsworth Cengage, page 252:
- We may be in the middle of a process in which some fundamental ideas or norms about international politics are being transformed, and the increasing willingness to consider humanitarian intervention may be part of this evolution.
2012, Ned Dobos, Insurrection and Intervention: The Two Faces of Sovereignty, Cambridge University Press, page 117:
- But in some respects humanitarian intervention looks more like police work than war.