Influenced by hundreds of years of war in which each conflict introduced some tactic or technology more powerful and terrifying than the last, in the 20th Century, the civilized nations of the world united to give war a set of humane rules by which to fight by. These rules are called the Geneva and Hague Conventions and the U.S militaries spin on these, The Law of Land Warfare. The intent with these rules was to keep to a minimum, the number of atrocities that war created. Unfortunately, today we are fighting an enemy that neither signed nor recognized these rules for fighting fare. The United States has always followed these rules and expects all who oppose us to do the same.