My answer to Who in the armed forces would refuse an order from Pres. Trump to kill families of terrorists?
Answer by Desmond Last:
It is against the law to kill anybody that is a civilian. There is no exemption from the law.
The Nuremberg Trials in 1945 after World War Two made that it clear that saying that you were ‘ ordered’ to carry out an illegal act is not a legal defence.
The pilots of the planes that knowingly fire missiles and drop bombs on Aleppo in Syria that kill children, have no defence should they ever be brought before a court of criminal law.
Theresa May and David Cameron have no defence for the act of supplying missiles to Saudi Arabia knowing they are going to be used to kill civilians in Yemen.
Assad and Putin have no defence should they ever have to stand trial.
The Law is explicit. The International Convention of Human Rights for civilians is not suspended during war. There is no legal method by which any of the rights in the Act can be ignored. Article 30 which states nothing can set the Convention aside is explicit on this matter.
Having met American’s on the four occasions I travelled to the U.S I would say that no U.S military would murder any civilians.
There are of course always exceptions but they become criminal acts.