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try alien unprivileged enemy belligerents for any offense made punishable by the MCA, articles 104 and 106 of the UCMJ, or the law of war. 24. DOD is keenly aware of the importance of avoiding and mitigating civilian casualties. As a matter of policy, DOD does not publicly report on civilian casualties, nor 6
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CRC/C/OPAC/USA/Q/2/Add.1 does it use its own tracking data to comment on the accuracy of reporting by other organizations, such as the United Nations. Nevertheless, DOD has instituted robust review mechanisms to track and reduce civilian casualties in Afghanistan. 25. If DOD has reason to believe that a crime has occurred that resulted in civilian casualties, a full investigation will be initiated to determine the facts. If the investigation reveals allegations of criminal activity, action is taken as appropriate to hold accountable those determined to be responsible. Reply to the issues raised in paragraph 10 of the list of issues 26. Children, like adults, who have been recruited or used in situations of armed conflict, may be inadmissible to the United States under the terrorism-related activities grounds of Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) § 212(a)(3)(B)), 8 USC § 1182(a)(3)(B). Because most armed resistance organizations would meet the definition of a “terrorist organization” under the INA, a child’s association with, or activities on behalf of, these organizations may impact that child’s eligibility for asylum or refugee protection. Section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) of the INA provides discretionary authority to the Secretaries of Homeland Security and State, in consultation with each other and the Attorney General, to exempt certain otherwise eligible aliens from most of the terrorism-related grounds of inadmissibility, subject to a number of limits discussed further below. In the asylum context, the Secretary of Homeland Security’s exercise of this authority is administered by DHS U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and by DHS headquarters. 27. There is currently no general exemption specifically exempting former child soldiers from the terrorism-related provisions of the INA. Nevertheless, some of the exemptions relating to individuals having affiliations with specific organizations such as the Kosovo Liberation Army, the Karen National Army/Karen National Union (Burma), the Chin National Front/Chin National Army (Burma), and the Tibetan Mustangs, among others, can apply to most affiliated persons, including any child soldiers. Other exemptions apply to child soldiers as well as adults who did not engage in combat, for example, (A) the exemption for applicants who provided material support (including providing money or a service such as transporting fighters and supplies under duress to designated or undesignated terrorist organizations), issued 26 February 2007 and (B) the exemption for military-type training under duress, issued 7 January 2011. See: 3f6d1a/?
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