Air University Press releases unofficial US guide to Geneva Conventions of 1949

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Air University Press announces the release of The Unofficial United States Guide to the First Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, assembling and cross-referencing multiple legal citations and sources in one convenient book. 

In this thoroughly researched, practical guide, Col. Theodore Richard, Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps, systematically steps through the text of the First Protocol Additional, or AP I, to identify, consolidate and comment upon the United States’ precise stated positions regarding AP I’s constituent provisions.

Forty years after signing AP I, and 30 years after rejecting it, the United States has never presented a comprehensive, systematic, official position on the protocol. Officials from the Department of Defense and Department of State have taken positions on particular portions of it. This guide attempts to bring those sources together in one location.

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