This Airwars study for the Remote Control Project explores transparency and accountability issues within the US-led Coalition. It is based partly on in-depth briefings from senior officials from four sample belligerents (the US, Canada, the UK and Denmark) – and in part on two years of extensive Airwars modelling of the war against ISIL.
The report aims not only to provide a detailed understanding of how such ad hoc coalitions
work – but also to identify transparency and accountability good practice for belligerents,
and to offer policy recommendations for future airpower-based conflicts.