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Police in Armed Conflict
Police in Armed Conflict
Robert M. Perito

This chapter will describe the role of civil police and police constabulary forces (gendarmes) in armed conflict. It will focus on the role that police played in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will also look at the more recent experience of police in United Nations peace enforcement missions in Mali and the Central African Republic. While police are involved in armed conflicts in other nations, these four case studies have held centre stage and involved the world's most powerful organizations and countries. The use of police and the lessons learned in these conflicts will likely influence the role that police and constabulary will play in future contingencies. The experience in Iraq and Afghanistan ...

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