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13 Cards in this Set

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What documents must POWs be allowed to keep upon capture?
identity cards and personal papers
What publication governs the rights and obligations for POWs under the Genevea Conventions?
DA PAM 27-25
How many nations were initially represented at the first drafting of the Geneva Convention?
61 nations
There are 4 internatino agreements that were written at the same time dealing with the treatment of POWs. What are they known as?
The Geneva Conventions for the Protection of War Victims
What is the maximum non-judicial punishment that may be imposed upon a POW for minor offenses?
up to 30 days confinement, extra duties and deprivation of privileges for similar periods
How many articles govern the Geneva Conventions in relation to the treatment of POWs?
143 articles
If no POW of commissioned officer rank is present in a prisoner group, how often and by what means do prisoners choose their spokesman or representative?
They are chosen by secret ballot every 6 months.
If captured, who are the only personnel not considered POWs?
All medical personnel and chaplains.
What is a capture card and what is it used for?
A post card written by a POW informing their next of kin of their whereabouts and state of health
What is the only information a POW is required to give?
1. Name
2. Rank
3. DOB
4. Service number
What types of work may a NCO POW be required to perform?
supervisory work, but they may request otehr kinds of duty
What does the Genevea Convention recognize as the main duty of POWs?
To try to escape or aid others in escaping
What happens if a member of the US Armed Forces deliberately violates the Genevea Convention?
trial by court-martial under UCMJ