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TO THE

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CIVIL POWER

U.S.
THE GENERAL SERVICE SCHOOLS
FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS

1925

THE GENERAL SERVICE SCHOOLS PRESS
FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS

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1925

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THE GENERAL SERVICE SCHOOLS
FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS

1925

Introduction

This volume, prepared for The General Service Schools, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, by Major Cassius M. Dowell, Infantry, United States Army, while a member of the Judge Advocate General's Department, is designed to serve as a practical guide for officers of the Army of the United States in administering the Laws of War, and in the application of correct legal principles to situations involving Military Government, Martial Law, and Domestic Disturbances. It does not purport to exhaust the whole law on these subjects. Text-writers have already performed that task. It does attempt, however, to extract the salient principles involved and to give them practical application in concise and usable form.

Both Military Government and Martial Law have well defined positions in the field of International Law. The former is substituted for the laws theretofore in force in the enemy's territory occupied by our military forces; the latter, on proper occasion and to a limited extent, is substituted for the laws of our own land. In Domestic Disturbances, on the other hand, the employment of federal military aid does not displace the laws of the land, but sustains them by brushing aside interference with their administration by the proper State or Federal civil officials. Much confusion will be avoided if this distinction is kept in mind.

The Laws of War find application, more or less limited at times, throughout the entire field of active military operations.

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Only so much of the general subject of International Law has been presented as was deemed necessary to furnish a setting for the specific subjects treated.

H. J. BREES,
Colonel, Cavalry (D.O.L.),

Assistant Commandant.
APPROVED:
EDW. L. KING,
Brigadier General, U. S. Army,

Commandant.

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