On my orders, coalition forces have begun striking selected targets of military importance to undermine Saddam Hussein’s ability to wage war. These are opening stages of what will be a broad and concerted campaign. More than 35 countries are giving crucial support — from the use of naval and air bases, to help with intelligence and logistics, to the deployment of combat units. Every nation in this coalition has chosen to bear the duty and share the honor of serving in our common defense.

Hague Conference Documents of 1899 Hague I – Pacific Settlement of International Disputes : 29 July 1899 Hague II – Laws and Customs of War on Land : 29 July 1899 Hague III – Adaptation to Maritime Warfare of Principles of Geneva Convention of 1864 : July 29,1899 Hague IV – Prohibiting Launching of Projectiles and Explosives from Balloons : […]

Total War with its incidence of massacre of innocent men, women and children and large-scale destruction of property by perverting the knowledge of science for devising ways and means of destruction in a brutal manner is the product of modern civilisation, if civilisation it can be called. The principles regulating intercourse between residents of belligerent states are not part of international law but are part of the municipal law of every country. 

Third Geneva Convention (Geneva, 12 August 1949) especially connected with the Treatment of Prisoners of War.  A. Prisoners of war, in the sense of the present Convention, are persons belonging to one of the following categories, who have fallen into the power of the enemy: (1) Members of the armed forces of a Party to the conflict as well as […]

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