Michael's Dispatches

Did Green Berets and MEDEVAC Violate Geneva Conventions in Afghanistan?


491490-1000Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk in Afghanistan (photo credit DVIDS)

22 April 2012

A video is circulating of "Green Berets" in combat.  The Soldiers are hammering away with a minigun and other weapons.  An A-10 can be seen rolling in and shooting.  Casualties are taken, and after the seven minute mark in the video, an apparent Special Forces Soldier can be seen directing that ammunition be brought in on a MEDEVAC bird.

Now, if the bird were marked with a Red Cross (or other approved symbol), ammo delivery would be a violation of the Geneva Conventions.

However, the bird lands and there are no  markings such as Red Crosses.   This is fine.  No violations.

The bird looks like an HH-60G flown by Air Force Pedro.


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