Hi, For the record, I'm not a military man . I've registered here because I wanted to ask a question of soldiers. Obviously you'll tell me where to go if you want to. Right, let's assume you're in an occupying army and you're part of a group overseeing the operation by the locals of farms/factories/whatever. You have lots of problems with opposing guerillas. You suspect that a group of local civilians are supplying them with information, food, materials and so on, but there is no concrete proof. What would you actually do with those civilians? Would you leave them alone, or watch them, or what? Would there ever be a situation like that where you would kill them or imprison them? Would your actions be guided by any particular laws, or pure military necessity? I'm not really interested in the moral argument - I hope I never find myself in that situation anyway. I just want to know what actual soldiers would do. Hope this is something you can answer for me. Thanks!