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Jag Corps Poised For New Defense Missions: Human Rights Training In Peru, Jeffrey F. Addicott Jan 1993

Jag Corps Poised For New Defense Missions: Human Rights Training In Peru, Jeffrey F. Addicott

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The National Command Authority has cited the dissolution of the Soviet Union as cause for the United States Military to expand its role. In addition to its traditional role of fighting wars, the military will take on new nontraditional roles promoting human rights and the rule of law throughout the world. These new military missions will include peacekeeping operations, humanitarian interventions, disaster relief missions, counter-drug activities, and nation-building activities.

As part of this initiative, the United States Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC) provides legal assistance to the militaries of several emerging and struggling democracies. A number of foreign armies and …