Troops’ right to self-defense in combat zones

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    Thumbs up Troops’ right to self-defense in combat zones

    High court petitioned on self-defense ruling - Abstract

    High court petitioned on self-defense ruling

    By Andrew Tilghman - Staff writer
    Posted : Monday Mar 11, 2013 7:29:37 EDT

    Several dozen retired general and flag officers are urging the Supreme Court to hear a case that could vastly limit troops’ right to self-defense in combat zones.
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    You have to subscribe to read the article
    Do you have a good reference so we can google for another source?
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    Not yet.

    Will keep searching for those who are not subscribers.

    Found a quick blurb on the Army Times, also:

    Outside The Wire ? The best and brightest from this week?s Army Times

    Retired officers petition high court on self-defense ruling

    Several dozen retired general and flag officers are urging the Supreme Court to hear a case that could vastly limit troops’ right to self-defense in combat zones.

    The rare petition is putting a spotlight on the case of an Army lieutenant serving a 15-year sentence at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., for killing an Iraqi.

    An Army court convicted 1st Lt. Michael Behenna in 2009 of “unpremeditated murder” despite his claim of self-defense in the killing of an Iraqi man suspected of triggering a roadside bomb that killed two of Behenna’s soldiers in April 2008.
    Marine Corps Times is about the same.
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    Isnt it called war. If they dont want our troops defending themselves. What are they supposed to do stand there and do nothing.

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    The information presented in that article is misleading. They want troops to be able to defend themselves:
    Retired military officers seek U.S. Supreme Court review of 1st Lt. Michael Behenna's case | News OK
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