About Geneva Convention training
|November 20th, 2004||#1|
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Geneva Convention training info
I seem to agree that educating soldiers on the Geneva Convention and the Laws of War would do some good. At the least, you wouldn't get dumb MP's who said they were never got training on such things. I believe the military command is responsible for the problems in Iraq. There were no orders to commit such violations, but there were no attemps to prevent those problems before they occured.
Oh yeah, I was late getting back from lunch. My section chief understood when I explained the situation. The SGT MAJ said to tell him I was having lunch with an "old soldier."8)
"The best form of taking care of troops is first-class training, for this saves unnecessary casualties." Erwin Rommel
|November 20th, 2004||#3|
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I have no clue. There has been no Geneva Convention classes since I have been in the Army (1997).
Now I have had Rules of Engagement (ROE) classes that address some parts of the Laws of War. There are normally right before a deployment or major combat action, and that info is generally forgotten or ignored since there is a butt load of stuff already going on. The type of classes the SGT MAJ was talking about is sustainment training.
|November 20th, 2004||#4|
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Isn't the ROE more of a briefing than training? From what I've heard it's a quick, ~10 minute, speech before they let you loose. Which is why most soldiers ignore it or forget it. I would too if that's the last thing they pumped into my head. They make it sound unimportant, so it must be.
Flavius Vegetius Renatus De Rei Militari -
Let him who desires peace prepare for war.
Hard work doesn't guarantee success, but without it you don't have a chance. - Alex Rodriguez (Go Yankees!)
|November 20th, 2004||#5|
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yeah that's basically what it is.
Ours was more like an hour. The only thing I remember was that we were not able to shoot people in civilian cloths holding molotov cocktails if they were not with in throwing distance. I only remembered it because that part was quite amusing. Most of the soldiers at the brief paid little attention.
AND our training said that EPW's were to be held until the MP's get there.