U.S. military operations : law, policy, and practice
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
This chapter provides an operational environmental law overview and toolkit for use by military commanders and their lawyers in identifying and addressing environmental issues within the geographic locations and operational contexts in which they are likely to arise. This chapter addresses three different areas where myriad environmental laws and policies could feasibly apply to military operations. First, it briefly provides an overview of the Title 10 “man, train and equip” missions at U.S. installations within the jurisdiction of the United States. Second, it addresses military activities outside the United States at established and enduring Department of Defense (DoD) installations. Third, this chapter addresses military activities and operations outside the United States where DoD directives and domestic environmental law have only limited application. This includes operations that take place in both international and non-international armed conflict, contingency operations, and the large swath of other DoD activities abroad where DoD policies do not clearly apply.