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Reader comment on item: [Hasan Akbar and] Murder in the 101st Airborne

Submitted by uyk7 (United States), Mar 26, 2003 at 07:31

GB states that Iraqi military who abuses our troops will be brought up on war crimes. This brings up a number of questions.

1. If the U.S. has not declared war with Iraq can anyone be brought up on war crimes?

2. Can there be POWs when war has not been declared?

3. If a soldier is captured on the field of battle are they considered "battlefield combatants"?

4. What are the legal ramifications in the international community?

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