Saturday, June 03, 2006

Civilian deaths prompt 'values' refresher - Jun 2, 2006 - Civilian deaths prompt 'values' refresher - Jun 2, 2006: "WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Don't leave wounded enemies to die. Don't desecrate the dead. Don't cause unnecessary suffering. Don't steal things while searching private homes. And don't photograph detainees, especially when they're hooded.

These mandates may seem like common sense, or at least common courtesy, but reports of U.S. troops killing civilians in Iraq have prompted the military to offer all Iraqi-based troops a refresher course on 'the importance of professional military values.'

Along with the aforementioned values, the 38-slide presentation includes other tidbits, such as ones reminding troops that theft, war crimes and prisoner abuse are considered 'acts inconsistent with common values.'"

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