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Law Of War Homework Assignment

NAME: SSG Friday, Joshua R.
DATE: 26 November 2012
CLASS: 131-13

1. The student Handout references indiscriminate attacks. What does the statement “Soldiers will not fire indiscriminately” mean to you and why is it important?
To fire indiscriminately means to fire ones weapons at random with no clear target or purpose. So to say they won’t do it means they will fire only when necessary and at the correct target. When a Soldier fires with appropriate judgment and guidance it limits the amount of innocent people being wounded. It forces the Soldier to distinguish between a combatant and a non-combatant and to hopefully use good judgment.

2. In your own words, explain the following key terms for this lesson and provide examples:
Hors de Combat: This means that you can’t attack someone who isn’t prepared to attack. Someone who is sick, injured, a prisoner of war, someone jumping from a plane, or medical personnel are people that aren’t prepared to respond to an attack.
Auxiliary Medical personnel: These personnel have special training to perform their medical duties when they come in contact with enemy forces. A good example of this would be Combat Lifesavers. Grave Breaches: These are severe violations of The Law of War and are equal to felonies in criminal law. Examples of this would be; wrongful killing, torturing someone, causing great suffering to someone, or willfully depriving a POW for a fair trial. INSTRUCTIONS: Read the scenario below and answer the following questions.
Situation: The company commander orders your platoon to defend an area which includes a heavily populated village. Within the village is a five-story medical facility used to provide aid to noncombatants and civilians. In front of the hospital is a pool of vehicles properly marked as medical transports.…...

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