Chicago journal of international law, Vol. 4, no. 2, Fall 2003, p. 493-560 : tabl.
The author examins the contention that United States and United Kingdom special forces violated international humanitarian law by wearing "civilian clothing" during the armed conflict in Afghanistan. He examins the facts, the legal issues at stake and the applicable law. He concludes that neither the global war on terrorism nor the fact that one is a member of special operations forces offers 'carte blanche' for military personnel to wear something other than the full, standard uniform. The wearing of a partial uniform or non-standard uniform with fixed, distinctive sign should be reserved for exceptional circumstances when required by military necessity.
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