We examine how increasingly the law is being used as an instrument of power and its own operational domain, particularly within the context of hybrid warfare and as an element of strategic power competition.
This article highlights a potentially underutilized source of water rights—federal reserved water rights—that may protect water resources for installations.
Members of the Air Force JAG Corps continue to make significant contributions to academic discourse and dialogue, a sample of which is listed below from Calendar Year 2022.
The eye-opening moment of The Centaur’s Dilemma comes when you realize you are not only gaining a profound perspective into National Security Law but you also learn how AI implications are in almost every legal practice area.
The current U.S. policy on aerial interdictions was made in haste after a tragic accident. Reconsideration of this policy is long overdue.
A growing DoD interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and an increasing reliance on advanced technologies in both modern warfare and business administration will place new demands on Department of the Air Force attorneys and its Judge Advocate General Corps.
In Memoriam: Colonel W. Hays Parks passed away on 11 May 2021
Will the Cold War-era Outer Space Treaty survive in the current geopolitical environment? And if not, then what? Does the success of the Artemis Accords point towards further developments in the near future?
We sometimes take for granted how well our justice system works and what it means to have a fully functional JAG Corps. Our partner nations do not have such a system or such a JAG Corps. They want what we have.
Did President Trump violate international law when he directed the strike on Soleimani? This article will examine three different theories for justifying the strike, and conclude that Soleimani was a lawful target.
W. Hays Parks’ work deserves serious study by judge advocates today. His work provides insight, both as a challenge to modern-day thinking, and as a plethora of practical guides to important areas of international humanitarian law.
Many military lawyers might believe they are only in the arena when they are in the courtroom. Nothing can be further from the truth—especially for the operational lawyer.
Law plays a central role in national power, and pretty much every other area of life. It is time we recognize a legal instrument of power to better incorporate the legal domain into our strategic planning.
Intended to be an initial reference when conducting investigations or shepherding NJPs in a joint environment. By flagging the most salient distinctions between the services’ rules, our goal is to help the JAG practitioner keep an eye out for potential pitfalls.
Timely adoption of AI inside today’s U.S. Air Force legal practice will be essential for attorneys trying to keep pace with clients and organizations now operating at Internet speed and cloud computing scale.
Anticipatory self-defense has been recognized by the international community after it was first articulated in 1837 in the Caroline case. There are two types of anticipatory attacks in self-defense: pre-emptive and preventive. The distinction is nuanced and often misunderstood ...
On 27 June 2017, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (the FARC) officially disbanded, handing over the last of 7,132 weapons, and giving the United Nations coordinates to more than 900 weapons caches spread around the country …
While we dominate the air, space and cyber domains today, our adversaries have invested heavily in technologies to deny us the superiority we have come to rely upon .... We will need to integrate real-time information from …