Rewriting the Rules of War

Kelly Jr., James F.
July 2007
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2007, Vol. 133 Issue 7, p10
Conference Proceeding
The article presents a survey conducted by the Defense Department which examines the understanding of war of U.S. troops in combat in Iraq. Almost half of the respondents supported the use of torture, especially if lives were at stake. Only about a third of Marines and less than half of the soldiers would report a companion who mistreated a non-combatant or who violated the rules of engagement. Less than half of them believed that non-combatants should be treated with dignity and respect.


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