The Role of Religion and Ideology in the Creation of the US Law of Armed Conflict Name Instructor Institution Date The Role of Religion and Ideology in the Creation of the US Law of Armed Conflict Introduction The law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) governs the conduct of two or more states that are involved in an armed conflict (Department of Defense 2015). It is the part of the international law that regulates armed hostilities or conflicts (Department of Defense 2015). It is also commonly referred to as the Law of War (The United States Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School 2012). Although the LOAC is part of the international law it is worth noting that there may be some degree of variation from one nation to another. In the United States of America (USA) LOAC clearly states the rules of engagement for American forces. It outlines circumstances Huddy L. & Feldman S. (2011). Americans respond politically to 9/11: Understanding the impact of the terrorist attacks and their aftermath. American Psychologist 66(6) 455-467. Berkowitz P. (2011). Religion in America. Policy Review (169) 79-86. Frederick B. & Johnson D.E. (2015). The Continued Evolution of U.S. Law of Armed Conflict Implementation Implications for the U.S. Military. Retrieved from www.rand.org Department of Defense. (2015 June). Department of Defense Law of War Manual. Retrieved from www.defense.gov The United States Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School. (2012). Law of armed conflict deskbook. Retrieved from www.loc.gov Friedman U. (2017 Mar 3). America's Two-Front War of Ideas. The Atlantic. Retrieved from www.theatlantic.com Siemion R. (2018 Feb 27). Testimony of Rita Siemion International Legal Counsel Human Rights First and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. Retrieved from www.humanrightsfirst.org Joyner J. (2011 May 11). How Perpetual War Became U.S. Ideology. Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/05/how-perpetual-war-became-us-ideology/238600/ [...]
The final paper must contain 10-12 full pages of content, double-spaced, with standard 1inch margins and 12-point standard font. You must use APA style for citations. All papers must use a minimum of five primary and five secondary sources. You may use the sources assigned for this course, but you may not count them toward the minimum sources for your project. At least two of your secondary sources must be academic journal articles. Your paper should have a minimum of 10 sources, five primary and five secondary sources. (If you are unfamiliar with this distinction, check out the information here: subjectguides.library.american.edu Restrict your sources to newspaper articles from major national and international papers, published journals and magazine articles, academic sources, and websites from major organizations and government agencies. Course materials may be used as a reference, but it does not count toward the minimum number of sources. Encyclopedias and dictionaries are not appropriate sources for college level work. Online sources are fine, but they must be authoritative sources. Wikipedia, About.com, and other nonacademic websites are not acceptable sources. (Bear in mind that anyone can submit an article to Wikipedia.) If you are unsure about how to determine whether an online source is a good one, the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University has an excellent resource guide: owl.english.purdue.edu If you still have doubts as to whether a source is acceptable, send your instructor an e-mail. Citations: All direct quotes from any source must be in quotation marks or indented and identified as a quotation in APA format. If you have questions about how to do this, consult the reference guides at UMUC's Effective Writing Center. In addition, anytime you use information from a source, even if it is not a direct quote, you must include the source. When you use quotations in your paper, you must cite the source, using the standard APA format. The general rule of thumb for the ratio of original writing to quotes is at least four lines of analysis for any line that you quote. For the most part, you should paraphrase your sources, instead of quoting directly. Remember, as well, that you must cite your source for any sections that are paraphrased or from which you used specific information. Generally speaking, unless the paragraph consists solely of analysis or your own opinion, you should be citing a source (or sources) at the end of the paragraph. If you are unfamiliar with the rules on when and how to cite, consult this website: owl.english.purdue.edu Plagiarism: All work submitted must be original. Your instructor may submit all stages of this assignment to Turnitin, an online plagiarism analyzer. The database includes a variety of print sources and all online sources, as well as contributions from known "paper mills" and previously submitted papers from UMUC and other universities. Review the rules concerning plagiarism and academic integrity carefully. UMUC takes academic integrity very seriously. Plagiarism carries strict penalties, and any paper that is identified as plagiarized will receive a zero for that assignment. Serious cases of plagiarism may also result in formal charges. Do not wait until after you have submitted the paper to determine what constitutes plagiarism, because at that point it will be too late.