Law Of War

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In addition to applying to the conduct of hostilities, the Law of War also applies to duties during peacetime and occupation.
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Human Rights Law is the "lex specialis," or controlling, body of law for U.S. armed forces in armed conflict.FalseThe Law of War may overlap, or be included within, other bodies or types of international law.TrueOf the following, which one is defined as, directives and orders that delineate the authorities and limitations under which the U.S. armed forces will initiate and/or continue the use of force against other forces?Rules of EngagementThe Law of War principle of Honor influences the conduct of activities by encouraging refrain from taking advantage of the adversary's adherence to the Law of War and to encourage combatants to act in good faith in non-hostile relations.TrueWhich two of the following persons are exempt from attack?1) Military personnel exclusively assigned to, and engaged in, medical or chaplain duties 2) Staff of voluntary aid societies belonging to a neutral countryIndividual military members can claim enemy property they find on the battlefield.FalseAs a member of the US Armed Forces, the Law of War helps you make the lawful decisions of war in difficult circumstances that arise in armed conflict.TrueWhat principle of the Law of War forbids the infliction of unnecessary suffering, injury, and destruction?HumanityWhat two of the following statements combine to form the definition of a military objective?1) The partial or total destruction, capture, or neutralization of the object offers a definite military advantage 2) An object which by its nature, location, purpose, or use makes an effective contribution to the enemy's military actionWhich Law of War principle obligates parties to a conflict to discriminate between the armed forces and those taking no active part in hostilities?DistinctionWhich of the following describes actions that are considered taking direct part in hostilities?Actions with the intent to cause actual harm to the enemyWhich two of the following are true about the principle of Military Necessity?1) It does not justify prohibited actions 2) It justifies the use of overwhelming force, but not wanton destructionSelect all that apply. What are the Law of War principles?1) Military Necessity 2) Honor 3) Distinction 4) Humanity 5) ProportionalityThe Law of War does not permit wanton destruction. What is wanton destruction?Destruction without purposeWhich of the following rules pertain to law enforcement and security duties?Rules on the Use of ForceWhich two of the following cultural centers are most likely to qualify under the 1954 Hague Cultural Property Convention?1) A center square containing monuments representing ancient cultures 2) A new contemporary arts center A museum containing artifacts and historical writingsThe principle of Proportionality obligates military commanders to consider the expected incidental harms from planned attacks, but also the consequences of other military options as well.TrueInitial Tactical question of detainees may be conducted by any DoD personnel, but interrogations may be conducted only by trained interrogators.True