DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE: LAW OF WAR MANUAL (JUN-2015)
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE: LAW OF WAR MANUAL (JUN-2015)., The purpose of this manual is to provide information on the law of war to DoD personnel responsible for implementing the law of war and executing military operations. This manual represents the legal views of the Department of Defense. This manual does
not, however, preclude the Department from subsequently changing its interpretation of the law.
Although the preparation of this manual has benefited from the participation of lawyers from the
Department of State and the Department of Justice, this manual does not necessarily reflect the
views of any other department or agency of the U.S. Government or the views of the U.S.
Government as a whole.
This manual is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or
procedural, enforceable at law or in equity against the United States, its departments, agencies, or
other entities, its officers or employees, or any other person.