Accession Number:

AD1111688

Title:

Ethics and the Modern Battlefield

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Paper]

Corporate Author:

ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-11-16

Pagination or Media Count:

5

Abstract:

Soldiers violating the law of war has both occurred and been recorded extensively over history. Our ethical conduct on the battlefield must be above board we, as an Army cannot afford anything less. We are accountable for our actions good, bad, or indifferent in both the national and international spotlight Human rights advocates, our enemies, and other governments, look closely at how we conduct our business as an army in dealing with the enemy. The Geneva Convention and Hague treaties outline international law on ethical conduct on the battlefield and treatment of prisoners of war POW. Field Manual FM 27-10 The Law of Land warfare is 337 pages long and outlines how we are to conduct ourselves as soldiers on the battlefield, this FM is based on the Geneva and Hague conventions. The law of war is a political hot potato, as many conservative commentators believe that we should ignore the Geneva and Hague conventions as obsolete.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]