Infantry Magazine. Volume 106, Number 3, July-September 2017
Journal Article - Open Access
ARMY INFANTRY SCHOOL FORT BENNING GA FORT BENNING United States
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We are a nation at war. To be sure, this is not Americas first time in the arena, but the nature of todays enemy is unlike that of most of our earlier adversaries. Our allies and enemies in World War II were virtually all signatories of the Geneva and Hague Conventions - although not all had ratified or would later prove adherent to all tenets of those accords - and this afforded measures of predictability which would better help us understand their intents, capabilities, likely courses of action, and the basis of their values. More importantly, intercultural similarities between our allies, our adversaries, and ourselves made for at least a tenuous groundwork upon which negotiations could find footing. Such is not always the case today, however.