Setting the Standard: when Peacekeepers May Shoot to Kill
Final rept. 1 Feb-31 Jul 98
CYGNUS TRAINING SYSTEMS INC KOKOMO IN
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U.S. Army forces are increasingly called upon to engage in peacekeeping missions in settings characterized by crowded, urban environments, where ready identification of friend or foe is difficult. Rather than facing well-defined organized forces, they often confront isolated instances of hostile actions, perpetrated by persons who blend into the general population. The purpose of this report is to document a Soldier Rules of Engagement SROE that may be used to govern when U.S. soldiers may employ their individual weapons in self-defense against foreign citizens. Utilizing previous work with shootdont shoot standards developed by civilian police agencies, and common standard was developed for application in military settings by soldiers.
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