posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 05:47 PM
reply to post by here4awhile
OK partner. I have read some responses which will sink you. Pay them no heed. Start here:
Article 92 and Article 89. You need to have clear your responsibility to obey lawful orders first. Once that is crystal, ensure you are tracking with
the General Orders for theater and unit SOP. You have to be able to tell the difference between what is wrong by law and what you just may not want to
If it is straight "killing civilians", there should be no question mark in your mind. You know that answer. While not always handy, you have outlets
and resources. You have a Chain of Command, your NCOs, and in this case you may have access to JAG. Chances are they have heard it all before so they
can slice through the fog for you.
Think about it this way: Killing a non-combatant can get you convicted, prison time. Disobeying a questionable order, maybe an Art 15 depending on the
circumstances and how you handle it. If it comes down to protecting you and your buddies, well, there should be no question on that either.