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military necessity

The principle whereby a belligerent has the right to apply any measures which are required to bring about the successful conclusion of a military operation and which are not forbidden by the laws of war.
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"It was the right move -- and the natural one; military necessity, in the changed condition of things.
In hindsight, WDC's eventual justification of "military necessity" to evacuate and exclude Japanese-Americans from the West Coast was wholly unsubstantiated by any reasonable standard of military intelligence.
Indeed, his discussion on the tension between political expediency and military necessity that seemed to hamper force development during the 1950s and 1960s is not unique to that period.
The destruction of property belonging to the State or others, as in the case of Kadoorie University and Al-Quds University, is prohibited when there is no absolute military necessity, as affirmed by Article 53 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, al-Haq concluded.
It addresses the realist argument, the idea that it is a crime to begin a war, the rules of engagement that even apply to soldiers whose wars are criminal, and the nature of the crime; forms of resistance, the ends that soldiers and politicians seek in fighting just wars, the legitimate means of warfare, the substantive rules, and how they apply in combat conditions and are modified by military necessity, with discussion of guerrilla war, terrorism, and reprisals; dilemmas of war, including the concepts of winning and fighting well, aggression and neutrality, and nuclear deterrence; and the assignment of responsibility, including war crimes.
Nakhal, May 14 (ONA) The castle is an important part of the Omani scene as it is seen as a civilizational necessity before it is regarded as defensive and military necessity. Wherever one goes in the Sultanate, he finds castles, fortresses or an archaeological house that is not different in loftiness or height from any castle.
Properly developed and deployed, autonomous weapons might well advance the core purposes of jus in bello by helping the balance the twin imperatives of military necessity and humanitarian interests.
Accordingly, military necessity is a licence under international humanitarian law, international and national criminal law seek to confine the exception version of necessity, and the concept of necessity is at its most constrained under international human rights law.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Parliament Speaker Cemil Ecicek has criticized Bundestag President Norbert Lammert for his remarks at the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I about the "Armenian deportation," saying Germany knows well that relocation is a military necessity.
What should government counsel do when it appears likely that a government witness cannot (or will not) appear in person at the time and place set for a court-martial because of one of the reasons listed in Article 49, Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ): poor health, military necessity, nonamenability to process, or other reasonable cause?
IHL as a whole establishes realistic rules, striking the right balance between military necessity and humanitarian considerations.
'The cardinal principles of distinction and discrimination between civilians and combatants, military necessity, and proportionality, continue to be violated, and warring parties continue to operate with impunity', she added.

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