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Old 05-28-2002, 09:46 AM
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UDS: United States military bases overseas don't "enjoy some exemptions from local law." There's this thing called the Status of Forces Agreement which describes how member of the US military who do violate local law will be dealt with whilst awaiting trial. The issue of the family members of the military members is quite easy: they're dealt with just like the local population is dealt with by the local law enforcement.

Now, if the military member and his family are stationed overseas in a diplomatic capacity, then they are covered under diplomatic immunity.