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Exercise in Restraint: An Analysis of Sociopolitical Rules of Engagement (ROE) in U.S. Military History and Practice Public Deposited

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  • This thesis explores rules of engagement in the U.S. Armed Forces as historical artifacts after the Second World War. Rules of engagement (ROE) are “directives issued by a competent military authority that delineate the circumstances and limitations under which United States forces will initiate and/or continue combat engagement with other forces encountered” (Joint Chiefs of Staff, JP 1-02). ROE are included under the umbrella of the Law of War (LOW), more generally, but are mission-specific and define the way, among many other factors, a member of the U.S. Armed Forces can engage with enemy combatants. Three historical case studies are examined, highlighting the complexity of sociopolitical ROE in urban combat environments post-WWII. The perception of modern ROE by service members in recent conflicts are explored and it concludes with preliminary suggestions on solutions and further directions for future scholars of this topic.
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  • 2022-08-02
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