March 4, 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?
Jan. 14, 2021
Peru’s Transition to an Adversarial Military Justice System
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.
Oct. 29, 2020
The Killing of Qassem Soleimani
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.
March 26, 2020
W. Hays Parks and the Law of War
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.
Feb. 6, 2020
The JAG in the Arena
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.
Nov. 4, 2019
Playing the MIDFIELD
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.
May 23, 2019
Administrative Investigations and Non-judicial Punishment in Joint Environments
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.
April 10, 2019
Autonomous Weapons Need Autonomous Lawyers
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.
Dec. 13, 2018
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 ...
Nov. 7, 2018
New Operations Law Training for a New Chapter in Colombian History
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 …