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Feb. 11, 2021

Show Me The Money

While the Right to Financial Privacy Act (RFPA) used to be inapplicable to military practice, this article shows the new pre-referral compulsory process authorities likely make RFPA applicable in military courts-martial practice.

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Confidential Informants

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Apr. 29, 2021

This article discusses the delicate balance between law enforcement’s interests in protecting the identity of...
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Making Your Case with Witness Testimony

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Mar. 19, 2021

Considering the decisive effect witness testimony has on the outcome of a trial, preparing witnesses for...
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Moon Wars

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Mar. 04, 2021

Will the Cold War-era Outer Space Treaty survive in the current geopolitical environment? And if not, then...
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Show Me The Money

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Feb. 11, 2021

While the Right to Financial Privacy Act (RFPA) used to be inapplicable to military practice, this article...
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Impacts of Wind Energy

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Jan. 28, 2021

With hundreds of military training routes (MTRs), ranges and important radar systems in potentially viable...
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Peru’s Transition to an Adversarial Military Jus...

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Jan. 14, 2021

We sometimes take for granted how well our justice system works and what it means to have a fully functional...
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The Killing of Qassem Soleimani

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Oct. 29, 2020

Did President Trump violate international law when he directed the strike on Soleimani? This article will...
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Equal Protection Under Environmental Law?

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Oct. 06, 2020

Military environmental law attorneys should be aware that all waivers of the federal government’s sovereign...
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Unbalanced Scales of Justice

Admitting Hearsay

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Sep. 14, 2020

This article summarizes the Air Force’s current guidance with respect to the admission of hearsay at...
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Forewarned is Forearmed

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Aug. 27, 2020

Junior and experienced military defense counsel alike will benefit from the book's (The United States v. You)...
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Protect Against Mayhem

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Jul. 22, 2020

The irony is, that by singling out GAP insurance, the DoD has created a situation where service members are...
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The Procedural Guide

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Jun. 05, 2020

The procedural guide is an important step in the triggering of legal ramifications for both the accused and...
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Hurricane Michael Response

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May. 21, 2020

This article will address what medical law practitioners and other legal professionals should do before,...
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Special Assistant to the Judge Advocate General of the Army W. Hays Parks discusses issues related to the Geneva Convention with reporters at the Pentagon on April 7, 2003. Hays and Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper, U.S. ambassador for war crimes issues, briefed reporters on the Convention, the laws of war, the handling of prisoners of war, and war crimes.

W. Hays Parks and the Law of War

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Mar. 26, 2020

W. Hays Parks’ work deserves serious study by judge advocates today. His work provides insight, both as a...
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Podcast Episode 12 an interview with Major Chris Bailey

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 12

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Feb. 22, 2020

In this episode, we discuss the Air Force JAG Corps Exchange Officer Program with Major Chris Bailey, the...
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Podcast Episode 11 an interview with Brigadier General Mark Maldonado Part 2

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 11

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Feb. 21, 2020

Part 2, of the interview with Brig Gen Mark Maldonado, the current Commander for the D.C. Air National Guard...
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Podcast Episode 10 an interview with Brigadier General Mark Maldonado Part 1

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 10

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Feb. 21, 2020

Part 1, of an interview with Brig Gen Mark Maldonado, the current Commander for the D.C. Air National Guard,...
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AFJAGS Podcast Episode 9, an interview with Major (Ret.) Eric McGreevy

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 9

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Feb. 21, 2020

In today’s episode we interview retired Major Eric McGreevy on "Effective Listening,” a topic rarely trained...
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AFJAGS Podcast Episode 8, an interview with Captain Thomas Govan

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 8

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Feb. 21, 2020

Part 2 of a two-part interview with Captain Thomas Govan. In Part 2, we dive into Captain Govan's experience...
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AFJAGS Podcast Episode 7, an interview with Captain Thomas Govan

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 7

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Feb. 21, 2020

Part 1 of an interview with Capt Thomas Govan on his experience in successfully arguing before the U.S...
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Gone Fishin’

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Feb. 18, 2020

Opposing counsel routinely ask for personnel documents… In this article, we’ll walk through what we do at the...
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AC-130U "Spooky" Gunship of the 4th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla., flies over surrounding areas for local area training proficiency.

The JAG in the Arena

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Feb. 06, 2020

Many military lawyers might believe they are only in the arena when they are in the courtroom. Nothing can be...
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Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime

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Jan. 22, 2020

During times of war, both government and citizens take actions that exceed necessity and threaten individual...
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“More than a Dependent”

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Jan. 10, 2020

Professional military spouses are more than dependents. Many have more education, higher earning potential,...
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AFJAGS Podcast Episode 6, an interview with Colonel Jeremy Weber

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 6

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Jan. 07, 2020

Interview with Col Jeremy Weber on “Law as an Instrument of National Power” where we tackle the connection...
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The Captain’s Choice

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Dec. 19, 2019

A leadership lesson in attitude. You can’t always control what happens around you, or even to you, but in...
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Avoiding Voir Dire Pitfalls

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Dec. 05, 2019

This article will provide guidance and some best practices you can employ when preparing for voir dire in the...
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AFJAGS Podcast Episode 5, an interview with Colonel Frank Coppersmith – Part 2

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 5

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Nov. 18, 2019

Part two of a 2-part interview with Colonel Frank Coppersmith. In part 2, we hone in on AI’s role in military...
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AFJAGS Podcast Episode 4, an interview with Colonel Frank Coppersmith

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 4

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Nov. 18, 2019

Part one of a two-part interview with Colonel Frank Coppersmith. This first episode focuses on Artificial...
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AFJAGS Podcast Episode 3, an interview with Colonel Cynthia Kearley – Part 2

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 3

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Nov. 18, 2019

Part two of the interview with Col Cynthia Kearley on "10 Leadership Legacy Lessons." These leadership lessons...
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AFJAGS Podcast Episode 2, an interview with Colonel Cynthia Kearley – Part 1

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 2

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Nov. 18, 2019

Part one of an interview with Col Cynthia Kearley on 10 leadership legacy lessons. These leadership lessons...
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AFJAGS Podcast Episode 1, an interview with Brigadier General (Ret.) Patrick Mordente

AFJAGS Podcast, Episode 1

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Nov. 18, 2019

In this episode, we discuss “leadership” with retired Brigadier General Patrick Mordente.
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Playing the MIDFIELD

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Nov. 04, 2019

Law plays a central role in national power, and pretty much every other area of life. It is time we recognize...
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Hurricane Michael

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Oct. 23, 2019

A member of the weather flight mentioned they were “keeping an eye on something” in the Caribbean Sea, but...
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Beyond Snowden

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Aug. 22, 2019

Whistleblower cases provide a fascinating look into the inner workings of AF organization, leadership, and...
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Service members salute the American flag during a retreat ceremony Oct. 2, 2014, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The four military members represented each branch of the U.S. military and assembled to show solidarity. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Harry Brexel)

Civil Protections and Remedies for Servicemembers

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Aug. 08, 2019

“Civil Protections and Remedies for Servicemembers” addresses legal obstacles that military members face with...
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The Law of War

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Jul. 18, 2019

Despite any perceived flaws and limitations, the DoD Law of War Manual offers a consolidated collection of...
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Crazy Horse and Custer

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Jun. 19, 2019

Crazy Horse and Custer is an apologia for the military justice system and the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
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Culture Wars

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Jun. 06, 2019

Media accounts of the events surrounding Col Bohannon’s decision not to sign the certificate of appreciation...
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Administrative Investigations and Non-judicial P...

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May. 23, 2019

Intended to be an initial reference when conducting investigations or shepherding NJPs in a joint environment...
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R.C.M. 905(e)’s New, Incomprehensible Standard

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May. 09, 2019

This article examines the historical context of R.C.M. 905, its newly enacted standard, and recommends changes...
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“Why We Fight”

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Apr. 25, 2019

What good is being a subject matter expert in the administration of military justice if you cannot convince...
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Autonomous Weapons Need Autonomous Lawyers

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Apr. 10, 2019

Timely adoption of AI inside today’s U.S. Air Force legal practice will be essential for attorneys trying to...
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Military Sexual Assault Testimony

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Mar. 28, 2019

The following describes a specific case where the federal officer removal statute was implicated through the...
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Understanding Environmental Remediation On An Ai...

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Mar. 06, 2019

Air Force bases have rich histories that predate legislation describing how hazardous substances should be...
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Advising the Undocumented Military Spouse

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Feb. 20, 2019

Although both parole in place and DACA may offer the undocumented military spouse peace of mind, legal...
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Nothing Says ‘I Love You’ Like a Contract

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Feb. 06, 2019

As legal assistance attorneys and paralegals, we draft our clients’ requested estate planning documents,...
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How to Achieve Success in Federal Magistrate Court

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Jan. 23, 2019

Beyond the relevant AFI, there is little Air Force guidance available to JAGs on the administration and...
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The Air Force core values are engraved in stone as part of the Air Force Memorial in Washington, D.C. Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do define each Airman's standard of conduct. (Courtesy photo)

A Movement for Temperance

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Jan. 09, 2019

This article first contemplates our responsibility to guide Airmen with lessons of temperance learned from...
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U.S. Pacific Command has deployed the first elements of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, known as THAAD, to South Korea, implementing the U.S.-South Korean alliance’s July 2016 decision to bring the defensive capability to the Korean Peninsula. DoD photo

Anticipatory Self-Defense

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Dec. 13, 2018

Anticipatory self-defense has been recognized by the international community after it was first articulated in...
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Three U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles participate in a Red Flag exercise over the Nevada Test and Training Rang on, Nellis, Air Force Base, Nev., July 19, 2012. The aircraft crews are assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The Nevada Test and Training Range hosts and organizes the realistic, combat training exercise.

Fighter Feedback

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Nov. 28, 2018

Pilots use the post-sortie debrief as an immediate opportunity to draw out errors that occurred during the...
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New Operations Law Training for a New Chapter in...

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Nov. 07, 2018

On 27 June 2017, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (the FARC) officially disbanded, handing over the...
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The Court-Martial of Private Vasily Shabunin

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Oct. 24, 2018

By the summer of 1866, Leo Tolstoy had been working on his titanic novel, War and Peace, for three years...
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President Abraham Lincoln

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Oct. 10, 2018

Lincoln’s deft leadership spanned the course of eight different lead generals and four years of conflict that...
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein gives his "Air Force Update," at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium March 2, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Enhancing Multi-Domain Command and Control

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Sep. 18, 2018

While we dominate the air, space and cyber domains today, our adversaries have invested heavily in...
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