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The Rules of War: What do we really know?

The American Red Cross' Isabelle Daoust was online Thursday April 14, at noon ET, to talk about a recently released survey that found many young Americans are unaware of the rules of war. In a time where there is great conflict abroad, many also believe that more strides should be taken to educate young people before they can vote or enlist in the military, the survey notes.

Have a question about the survey? Wondering how we can better educate America's youth? Ask now and join the discussion.
Isabelle Daoust :

Hi, my name is Isabelle Daoust. Today we will be talking about the importance of international humanitarian law or I.H.L. for short. The American Red Cross just release some survey results that show that few young Americans know about these rules. Given the number of conflicts today, it's important that we know more about the world around us. Thank you and I look forward to your questions!

– April 14, 2011 11:56 AM


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I guess where I,

was trying to go with this is how our efforts are going to remedy this ignorance that the youth has about just what we can and cannot do in war and when we can and cannot interfere in a foreign nations conflicts.

“The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had." - Eric Schmidt

I agree

Before we can discuss these issues with people they need to understand what the world views as acceptable. The fact that torture is always considered illegal, for instance, could help people to see that perhaps we shouldn't be torturing people. It's a starting point, at least.

Ms Daoust can kiss my a$$

International rules mean nothing to me. Tax feeders are the lowest form of life. Global tax feeders should be exiled to the moon or the bottom of a deep volcano. International rules. What a joke.