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The Military Police

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Una immagine dal libro Arma dei CarabinieriThe Carabinieri are the institution that carry out military police functions in support of other Armed Forces, contributing to: the safety of military contingents in permanent locations and operations, maintaining internal order, overseeing the observance of human rights law and the investigating of war crimes.

Domestically, these functions are performed by commands directly employed under the Army, Navy and Air Force Commanders, as well as by all other Territorial organisation units. Overseas, on the other hand, military police units are constituted for the duration of each single mission, with staff drawn mainly from the 2nd Brigata Mobile.

Nowadays, the Carabinieri intervene with military police duties in all theatres of operations, from Lebanon, as part of Operation “Leonte,” to Afghanistan in ISAF Operations, to Bosnia and Kosovo.