Argument: ICC puts national servicemen abroad at risk of prosecution
"U.S. Policy Regarding the International Criminal Court". Congressional Research Service. 29 Aug. 2006 - U.S. Objections to the Rome Statute The primary objection given by the United States in opposition to the treaty is the ICC’s possible assertion of jurisdiction over U.S. soldiers charged with “war crimes” resulting from legitimate uses of force, or its assertion of jurisdiction over other American officials charged for conduct related to foreign policy initiatives. The threat of prosecution by the ICC, it is argued, could impede the United States in carrying out military operations and foreign policy programs, impinging on the sovereignty of the United States.