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Limitations of the new study include that the data are based on small numbers of participants from the battlefront due to restricted access, and data from noncombatants are self-reports that are only representative of Spain.
Yet South Korea’s move is not out of line with a global trend toward the idea that even enemies must recognize the innocence of noncombatants in a conflict and provide them with lifesaving care and immunity from harmful neglect.
Eager to win civilian support and bolster enlistments, military leaders on both sides had a strong incentive not to pillage the property or endanger the lives of noncombatants.
Others detect a growing revulsion against the killing of noncombatants even with conventional weapons.
Last week, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul filibustered the Senate for 13 hours, demanding an answer to the question: can the U.S. government use armed drones against enemy noncombatants on U.S. soil?
After declaring himself a noncombatant in one of the culture wars, President Trump, with strong support from religious conservatives, has joined the battle with aplomb.
The idea is to create a foolproof (or near foolproof) way of distinguishing insurgents — or at least detainees — from civilian noncombatants.
Sidney Jones, director of the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict, said most of the returnees were noncombatants who did not pose a significant threat.
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