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Law Of War Homework Assignment

1. The student Handout references indiscriminate attacks. What does the statement “Soldiers will not fire indiscriminately” mean to you and why is it important? The statement “soldiers will not fire indiscriminately” means that soldiers will fire at individuals or property with no regard to status/type/background/combatant, non-combatant, or collateral damage, they do not positively identify, and assess outcomes accordingly to LAW laws and regulations, and fire at random with no clear target or purpose.
It is essential in every aspect to positively ID potential threats and ensure that they are firing discriminately. Firing Indiscriminately can have long withstanding negative impacts to everyone from highest to lowest. It can be counter-productive in the aspect that firing indiscriminately and possibly harming innocent bystanders can in the future create more insurgents and harm relations in that area.

2. In your own words, explain the following key terms for this lesson and provide examples:
Hors de Combat: Means that you are out of the fight and can no longer be considered an active combatant, and is not limited to personnel but facilities or structures.
Enemy soldier who is wounded and can no longer engage due to medical condition, i.e. Unconscious, it is therefore unlawful to engage that individual.

Auxiliary Medical personnel: Personnel that have had specific medical training to assist in medical operations. (CLS, Ambulance drivers)

Grave Breaches: Grave Breaches are actions that are deliberately done with full knowledge of them being illegal according to the Geneva Conventions, and law of war. (Inhumane treatment, torture, taking hostages) INSTRUCTIONS: Read the scenario below and answer the following questions.
Situation: The company commander orders your platoon to defend…...

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