Accession Number:

ADA221855

Title:

The Commander's Handbook on the Law of Naval Operations NWP 9 (REV.A)/ FMFM 1-10. Annotated Supplement

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

689.0

Abstract:

This publication sets out those fundamental principles of international and domestic law that govern U.S. naval operations at sea. Part I, Low of Peacetime Naval Operations, provides an overview and general discussion of the law of the sea, including definitions and descriptions of the jurisdiction and sovereignty exercised by nations over various parts of the worlds oceans the international legal status and navigational rights of warships and military aircraft protection of persons and property at sea and the safeguarding of national interests in the maritime environment. Part II, Law of Naval Warfare, sets out those principles of law of special concern to the naval commander during my period in which U.S. naval forces engaged in armed conflict. Although the primary emphasis of part 2 is upon the rules of international law concerned with the conduct of naval warfare, attention is also directed to relevant principles and concepts common to the whole of the law of armed conflict.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE