In the SWJ Military Review: November - December 2007 Issue is a link to "The Law of Occupation and Post–Armed-Conflict Governance: Considerations for Future Conflicts – Colonel David A. Wallace, U.S. Army".

I have read the conventions he cites. Overall it is a reasonable introduction to the subject, but he omits several key points.

First and foremost he omits the rights of people detained in a war or occupation. Restoration of some civil orgs are good, but the rubber meets the road when you shoot at, or detain a person.

Second - He omits pointing out that in Iraq the US disbanding of the police was contrary to the continuance and support of the civil and legal orgs that the conventions require.

Third - he omits mention that under the conventions contractors supporting a military ARE considered part of the military and are therefore legitimate targets, as well as the responsibility of the occupying force, with regard to keeping tabs on them and issuing every last one of their contractors with identification cards. Claiming you don't know how many in country sub contractors you have is totally contrary to the conventions that REQUIRE an army to know, and REQUIRE that every last one of them be issued with identity cards.

The introduction and foundation were good, but the examples of US actions are just a set of well documented cherry picking of the laws of war and occupation. This is a "Cover my but with cherry picked legal snow".
It's not the laws you abide by that matter, it is the ones you fail to adhere to that bring you before a court.

As any person detained in WWII by any side can tell you, if they survived, two of the of the most important rights for civilians are to be able to flee, and to be correctly treated if detained.

(Oh, and according to the Geneva conventions and laws of war, every person in the occupied territory is considered a civilian first, until proven otherwise.)

Read "Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War" Adopted on 12 August 1949 >> Here >>