Texas Tech University

Trump Vows to Go Beyond Waterboarding

The New American

February 11, 2016

The New American - Largely lost in all the attention given to a vulgar comment Donald Trump publicly made against fellow Republican candidate Senator Ted Cruz in regard to Cruz’s statement that he would not bring back waterboarding was Trump’s insistence that he would not only bring it back, “I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.”

Article 51.2 of the Geneva Convention states, "The civilian population as such, as well as individual civilians, shall not be the object of attack." Richard D. Rosen, director of the Center for Military Law and Policy at the Texas Tech University School of Law, explained that this does not outlaw all civilian casualties when armed forces are undertaking a military objective.

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