Accession Number:

ADA370645

Title:

Legal Preparation of the Battlefield: Issues in Combined Operations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-05-17

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

This JMO paper discusses the issues arising when allies and coalition partners in combined operations have different laws and policies with regard to such matters as antipersonnel land mines, rules of engagement, and protected places. Recognition, analysis, and, when possible, reconciliation of domestic law and policy differences among members of a coalition or alliance should be included in a CINCs planning for any combined operation. In that light, this paper discusses the implications of differences in law and policy among members of multinational forces, highlights several of the more significant of these issues, and proposes some solutions that may mitigate, if not alleviate, problems created by these variations.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE