Accession Number : ADA180224

Title :   Legal Services during War.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Borek,Theodore B

PDF Url : ADA180224

Report Date : 23 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : This study project describes legal services during World War II and Urgent Fury, gives guidance on planning for legal services during future conflicts, and makes suggestions to improve the Army's readiness to transition form peace to war. In addition to identifying substantive legal issues unique to combat, the paper discusses operational matters which must be considered by Commanders and Judge Advocates responsible for legal services in times of conflict. Topics discussed include: military justice procedures, military commissions, war crimes investigations, civil affairs advice, military government rules, international law issues, prisoner of war problems, legal assistance, claims investigation, and disposition of property concerns. The conclusion reached is that to be prepared to provide adequate legal services in any future conflict, significant changes must be made in Judge Advocate training and doctrine.

Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL LAW, *LEGAL DEFENSE, CIVIL AFFAIRS, MILITARY LAW, PRISONERS OF WAR, WARFARE, GUIDANCE, PLANNING, PEACETIME, OPERATIONAL READINESS, CRIMES, DOCTRINE, CONFLICT

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE