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Military Justice and the Law of War

Military Justice and the Law of War

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Published by: United States Militia on Sep 18, 2009
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10/20/2011

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Study Time

10 minutes

Directions

Complete the following items. Check your answers against those listed at the
end of this study unit. If you have any questions, refer to the reference page
listed for each item.

Item 1

Define the standing rules of engagement (SROE).

a. Rules that provide guidance on the application of force for mission
accomplishment.
b. Directives issued by a competent military authority, that determine the
circumstances and limitations under which U.S forces will initiate and/or
continue combat engagement with other forces.
c. Rules to be used in operations other than war, during transition from
peacetime to armed conflict or war in the absence of superseding
guidance.
d. Rules that increase deterrent force capabilities and posture deliberately so
that any potential aggressor will assess their own risk as unacceptable.

Item 2

The purpose of the SROE is to

a. provide implementation guidance on the application of force for
mission accomplishment.
b. protect the United States, U.S. forces, and in certain circumstances,
U.S. citizens and their property from hostile attack.
c. provide guidelines for incorporating ROE development into crisis
action planning and deliberate planning processes.
d. provide guidance for all military operations, contingencies, terrorist
attacks, and conflicts outside the United States.

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Study Unit 5, Lesson 1 Exercise

Lesson 1 Exercise, Continued

Item 3

What is the scope of the SROE?

a. Establishes fundamental policies and procedures governing the actions
taken by U.S. force commanders in the event of a military attack against
the United States.
b. Establishes policies and procedures restricting the actions taken by U.S.
force commanders in the event of a military attack against the United
States.

c. Sets guidelines and standards for U.S. force commanders to determine the
actions taken in the event of a hostile attack.
d. Determines policies and procedures for U.S. force commanders to handle
any hostile attack against the United States.

Item 4

U.S. policy dictates that an SROE will

a. protect U.S. property during a hostile attack.
b. allow U.S. forces to attack and destroy hostile threats.
c. achieve political and military objectives.
d. give U.S. forces operational authority in foreign countries.

Item 5

What is the intent of the SROE?

a. Provides general guidelines on self defense and are applicable worldwide
to all echelons of command.
b. Provides U.S. force commanders policies and procedures to govern actions
taken in the event of a military attack against the United States.
c. Provides specific standing rules governing the use of force in a combatant
commander’s area of operation.
d. Provides for the use of force proportional to the provocation.

Item 6

Which of the following is a type of self-defense?

a. Inert
b. Proportional
c. Collective
d. Company

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Study Unit 5, Lesson 1 Exercise

Lesson 1 Exercise, Continued

Item 7

What is a hostile act?

a. An attack or other use of force by a foreign force or terrorist unit/group
against the United States.
b. A threat or imminent use of force by a foreign or terrorist unit/group
against the United States.
c. An act of aggression or hostility against the United States.
d. The use of force against a U.S. force to enforce terrorist aggression against
the United States.

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Study Unit 5, Lesson 1 Exercise

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