The purpose of this article is to provide the author's personal view as to whether certain possible proposals for LOAC additions genuinely serve US interests, and, even if so, whether it is probable that they - or any - proposed changes could garner the necessary US domestic public and political support. This essay attempts to provide context for considering - and anticipating - American approaches to these questions. In general, this paper will conclude that the answer to both queries is no. It takes the position that existing law adequately serves US interests, even if American interpretations of LOAC do not always find consensus in the international community.
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