Posted on: 4/20/2023
CAPT Ian Wexler, Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) Director, led a DIILS team in a recent meeting with lawyers from the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). The Institutional Capacity Building engagement was a vibrant discussion on the law of armed conflict in the context of the current conflict as part of AFU efforts to review, improve, and standardize its training for the whole force. Additional topics discussed included the role of legal advice provided to commanders and other operational staff with respect to operational planning, cultural property protection, and targeting and collateral damage estimation.
The Defense Security Cooperation University’s DIILS advances U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign security forces to respond to shared security challenges in a responsible, accountable, and legally compliant manner.