Targeting, the Law of War, and the Uniform Code of Military Justice
20 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2018
Date Written: May 7, 2018
Allegations of civilian deaths or injury or damage to civilian property caused during combat operations require an investigation to determine the facts, make recommendations regarding lessons learned in order to prevent future occurrences, and recommend whether individual soldiers should be held accountable. Using the factual circumstances of the airstrike on the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital, this Article articulates how, in the context of targeting, a violation of the Law of War is made punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice as explained by the recent Targeting Supplement promulgated by The Judge Advocate General of the Army.
Keywords: International Law, International Humanitarian Law, Law of Armed Conflict, National Security Law, Law of War, Military, Targeting, Uniform Code of Military Justice, Investigations
JEL Classification: K33
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