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Sherwood Ross – Francis Boyle: New Pentagon War Manual Reduces US To “Level of Nazis”

The Pentagon’s new Law of War Manual(LOWM) sanctioning nuclear attacks and the killing of civilians, “reads like it was written by Hitler’s Ministry of War,” says international law authority Francis Boyle of the University of Illinois at Champaign.  “Historically, this is a terrible development,” he added in an exclusive interview with this reporter. “We are reducing ourselves to the level …

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Patrick Martin – Pentagon manual justifies war crimes and press censorship

The lead editorial Monday in the New York Times has brought to the attention of the general public the Pentagon’s issuance of a major new document defining rules of conduct on the battlefield for US military personnel and their commanders. The Law of War Manual, a massive 1,165-page document, was published in June, but was initially discussed exclusively in blogs …

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The Pentagon’s New Law of War Manual is Chilling By Claire Bernish

Just when it seemed the government’s policy language couldn’t get any more paradoxical, self-justifying, and replete with inconsistencies, the Pentagon issued its “Law of War Manual” earlier this month. The manual is meant to dictate legal conduct for service members from all branches during military operations. Though the enormous tome is drier than stale bread, there are plenty of alarming entries—from designating …