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NCJ Number: 147975 Find in a Library
Author(s): D A Wells
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 216
Sponsoring Agency: Greenwood Publishing Group
Westport, CT 06881-5007
Publication Number: ISBN 0-313-28639-6
Sale Source: Greenwood Publishing Group
88 Post Road West
P.O. Box 5007
Westport, CT 06881-5007
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a systematic examination of the evolution of American warfare regulations and their relationship to international law.
Abstract: While it is generally assumed that there were always limits to what soldiers were permitted to do in war, it was not until 1863 that the United States issued its first Army manual. Subsequently, manuals of land warfare were issued in 1914, 1934, 1940, 1944, 1956, and 1976 by the American military. This volume contains information on: (1) creation of the manuals; (2) limits to what soldiers may do; (3) forbidden weapons and forbidden strategies; (4) superior orders; (5) prisoners of war; (6) penalties for violations; and (7) revising the laws of war. Notes, bibliography, index
Main Term(s): International law
Index Term(s): Criminology
Note: Contributions in Military Studies, Number 132
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