GSTR_410_Midterm_11 - GSTR 410 Fall 2011 Dr. Huck...

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GSTR 410 Fall 2011 Dr. Huck Assignment Sheet for GSTR 410 Midterm Examination Due Date: Thursday, 13 October 2011, by 1:00 pm. Submission: Electronic file, attached to email addressed to You are presently serving as Assistant Legal Counsel for the National Security Council (NSC) of the United States (US). Your limited area of expertise is the application of international criminal law as it is expressed in the 1907 Hague Convention, the United Nations Charter, Convention IV of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, and/or the first of the 1977 protocols to the 1949 Geneva Conventions. Any analysis or opinions you give in your role as NSC Assistant Legal Counsel are limited to interpretations of these documents . Factual Predicate for the Assignment You just finished attending a briefing by senior political and military officials of the Obama administration during which the following confirmed facts were provided: The Haqqani network of fighters (Haqqani Group) has been fighting alongside Taliban forces against US forces inside Afghanistan, killing US soldiers and US diplomatic staff, and destroying US property; The Haqqani Group has been supported in its efforts to fight inside Afghanistan against the US with weapons and other supplies by Pakistan’s governmental agency known as the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI); US drone aircraft have flown secret missions over Pakistani territory, without Pakistan’s permission, and identified several apartment buildings and one mosque within the city of Quetta, Pakistan where various senior leaders of the Haqqani Group live with their families ; The same drone missions also have confirmed (1) the location of the headquarters building for the political body that represents the Haqqani Group and (2) the headquarters building of the Haqqani Group’s military forces , both of which buildings are shared by Pakistani government and military officials, and both of which are located in the central market district of Quetta; Several US drone aircraft have just been upgraded so each can carry a single,
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2012 for the course GENERAL ST 410 taught by Professor Huck during the Fall '11 term at Berea.

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