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At what point can a surrendered military force resume fighting?

Scenario A military unit is about to be overrun by the enemy; to preserve the lives of his men, the commander elects to surrender. The entire force surrenders to the enemy, so there was no fighting ...
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Can there be a scenario where the use of an IED against an enemy is legally justifiable? (It's for a book, I swear…)

Before I go any further, let me be clear that this is for a work of fiction. Doing some research for a story where a military protagonist becomes trapped behind enemy lines, with a plan to have her ...
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Is it legal for the military to shoot down a plane that is going to crash?

In a few cases pilots have been rendered unconcious or killed and their planes have flown on as 'ghost' planes. So imagining a situation where the pilots of an airliner suddenly die and the ...
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If a crime victim is a member of the US military, must local law enforcement defer jurisdiction to the military?

I was watching a cop show the other day, and city police were at the scene of a one-victim crime. It was determined that the victim was a service member. The lead detective then muttered, "which means ...
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Private military activity

Is there any country that would legally allow a private military organization to take part in a military conflict outside of its own borders? For example, a private military agency established in ...

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