Tag Archives: international law

DoD Updates Manual on International Law Principles for Armed Conflict

The Defense Department has updated its guidance for DoD military and civilian personnel who implement the law of war in support of military operations. DoD said Friday the update on the 2015 Law of War manual provided to military commanders, legal practitioners and other personnel covers international law principles that establish measures to protect journalists. “[DoD] …

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Robert Work: Russian Planes Perform ‘Extremely Aggressive’ Operations in Baltic Sea

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said Russian aircraft have conducted “extremely aggressive” operations in the Baltic Sea and Black Sea that could potentially jeopardize lives, DoD News reported Monday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Work referred to reports by U.S. European Command officials that Russian planes made multiple low-altitude maneuvers in April near …

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House Panel Seeks US-Led Guidance on Cyber Warfare Responses

Chairman Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.), Ranking Member Jim Himes (D-Conn.) and their colleagues of the House Intelligence NSA and cybersecurity subcommittee have requested clarification on international laws for cyber warfare. In a bipartisan letter sent Thursday to Secretary of State John Kerry and White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice, the lawmakers said the U.S. needs clear guidance to …

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UN Group: Intl Law Should Apply in Cyberspace

A group of government experts assembled by the United Nations believes international law, including the UN charter, should apply in cyberspace. The UN Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications met last week to discuss international security in the cyber world, a State Department …

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Report: Pentagon Close to Completing Cyber War Rules

The Defense Department is finalizing rules aimed to give military commanders protocol for determining how to respond to cyber attacks against the U.S., USA Today reports. Citing military officials and cyber analysts, Jim Michael writes the rules will also cover conventional combat and let commanders take some actions without having …

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