United States of America
Practice Relating to Rule 129. The Act of Displacement
Section B. Evacuation of the civilian population
The US Field Manual (1956) reproduces Articles 17 and 49 of the 1949 Geneva Convention IV.
The US Air Force Pamphlet (1976) refers to Articles 17 and 49 of the 1949 Geneva Convention IV.
The US Soldier’s Manual (1984) provides: “It is lawful to move or resettle civilians if it is urgently required for military reasons, such as clearing a combat zone.”