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Dec. 13, 2018

Anticipatory Self-Defense

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. 28, 2018

Fighter Feedback

Pilots use the post-sortie debrief as an immediate opportunity to draw out errors that occurred during the sortie … and internalize the lessons to prevent future reoccurrence. JAGs should adopt the post-sortie debrief methodology following courts-martial to improve trial litigation skills.

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 …

Oct. 24, 2018

The Court-Martial of Private Vasily Shabunin

By the summer of 1866, Leo Tolstoy had been working on his titanic novel, War and Peace, for three years. During that midpoint of his work, Tolstoy’s masterpiece was briefly distracted by two men who visited his family estate and asked for his assistance. The men were junior officers from the 65th Moscow …

Oct. 10, 2018

President Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln’s deft leadership spanned the course of eight different lead generals and four years of conflict that ultimately led to the preservation of the Union. Lincoln’s leadership resulted in a legacy of innovation and change that still permeates our society today.

Sept. 18, 2018

Enhancing Multi-Domain Command and Control

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 …

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