How The "U.S. Army" Barely Exists Any Longer, De Facto, per the "U.S. Army" Operational Law Handbook, 2012, Chapter 1, Page 1Submitted by Cyril on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 01:56
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October 1, 2012 (11.5MB)
Chapter 1 : LEGAL BASIS FOR THE USE OF FORCE
"A. Policy and Legal Considerations
1. Before committing U.S. military force abroad, decision makers must make a number of fundamental policy determinations. The President and the national civilian leadership must be sensitive to the legal, political, diplomatic, and economic factors inherent in a decision to further national objectives through the use of force. The
legal aspects of such a decision, both international and domestic, are of primary concern in this determination. Any decision to employ force must rest upon the existence of a viable legal basis in international law as well as in domestic law (including application of the 1973 War Powers Resolution (WPR), Public Law 93-148, 50 U.S.C. §§ 1541-1548).
[...]2. U.S. policy statements have frequently affirmed the principle of non-intervention, which itself has been made an integral part of U.S. law through the ratification of the Charters of the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS), as well as other multilateral international agreements which specifically incorporate nonintervention as a basis for mutual cooperation. The emerging concept of humanitarian intervention, however, has placed pressure on the principle of non-intervention and respect for State sovereignty in circumstances when a State is unable or unwilling to avert a humanitarian catastrophe, or is itself responsible for massive violations of human rights against its citizens."
"... and the national civilian leadership" ?
... quick question : does that include Congress on behalf of the People ? You know, I ask because ...
THAT TRULY DOESN'T SEEM SO.
Oh, and ... "Emerging concept" ? Really ?
Then how a CONVENIENT ONE at that, indeed, right ?!