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228 Mil. L. Rev. 1 (2019-2020)

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MILITARY   LAW  REVIEW


                             Volume  228
                               Issue 1


  BUILDING A HOME AWAY FROM HOME: ESTABLISHING
     OPERATIONAL CONTROL IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY

                        Major  Clayton J. Cox*

        PROVIDE   COMFORT started as a   fast-moving train. No one
        knew in advance that they were getting on, how far they were
        going, or when they would get off Only a few tasks were well
        defined, and many were supported with difficulty. None of the
        units that deployed to Turkey had doctrine, plans, or procedures
        designed specifically for relief operations. But throughout the
        world the nature of the crisis had captured everyone's attention.
        Refugees were suffering and dying, and the situation would
        worsen if quick action were not taken. The train was
        accelerating, but no one hesitated to get on.1

I. Introduction

    In early  1991, Turkish  and  international relief agencies found
themselves confronted with a large-scale refugee relief effort, one larger
than anyone  had anticipated, leaving the world unprepared to respond.2
Nearly one million Kurdish refugees huddled in the mountains on the Iraqi

* Judge Advocate, United States Air Force. Associate Professor, Contract and Fiscal
Law Department, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School.
LL.M., Military Law with Contract and Fiscal Law Concentration, The Judge Advocate
General's Legal Center and School, 2019, J.D., 2011, Brigham Young University School
of Law; B.A., 2007, Brigham Young University. Career highlights include Area Defense
Counsel, Air Force Legal Operations Agency, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, 2016-
2018; Trial Counsel, Chief of Adverse Actions, Chief of Civil Law & Claims, and Chief
of Legal Assistance, 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, 2013-
2016. Member of the bar of Utah and the United States Air Force Court of Criminal
Appeals.
i GORDON W. RUDD, HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION 56 (2004).
2 Id. at 36.

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