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Civilians at the Tip of the Spear: Civilian Issues Commanders Encounter During Deployments Lisa L. Turner

Civilians at the Tip of the Spear: Civilian Issues Commanders Encounter During Deployments

Lisa L. Turner

Published December 6th 2012
ISBN : 9781288408481
Paperback
60 pages
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Commanders increasingly deploy with and rely upon civilian employees and contractors during deployed military operations. This article defines both categories of civilians and examines their employment under international and United States law, jointMoreCommanders increasingly deploy with and rely upon civilian employees and contractors during deployed military operations. This article defines both categories of civilians and examines their employment under international and United States law, joint doctrine, and Department of Defense and Service regulations. The article discusses two major issues and several sub-issues involved in the utilization of civilian services in support of deployed operations. A legal perspective is brought to bear in analyzing the authorized physical and functional proximity to hostilities (termed nexus to combat) in which a civilian may operate without becoming an unlawful combatant.