Saturday, 25 January 2020
Book Review

Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime

Book Review by Capt Matthew Blyth. During times of war as passions rise and threats loom, both government and citizens take actions that, with the benefit of hindsight, exceed necessity and threaten individual liberties. Stone’s compelling argument offers timeless lessons for legal professionals about the intersection of free expression and national security.

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“MORE THAN A DEPENDENT”

By Lt Col Charlton Meginley. Professional military spouses are more than dependents. Many have more education, higher earning potential, and job satisfaction than their military spouse. Yet, most are often forced to quit their job and start over in the new PCS location.

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The Captain’s Choice

By Lt Col Matthew Dunham. A leadership lesson in attitude. You can’t always control what happens around you, or even to you, but in every situation you always have a choice to make.

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Playing the MIDFIELD

By Col Jeremy Weber. 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.

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Hurricane Michael making landfall along the Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael

By Lt Col Daniel Watson. A member of the weather flight mentioned they were “keeping an eye on something” in the Caribbean Sea, but there was definitely no sense of alarm in the briefer’s demeanor…. We had no idea this would be our last day together as a group.

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Beyond Snowden

By Lt Col Aaron Jackson. Whistleblower cases provide a fascinating look into the inner workings of AF organization, leadership, and command. While this article cannot replace a full review of AFI 90-301 and the MWPA, it provides lawyers and JAGs with a quick primer on how to review and process these complex cases.

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Book Review

The Law of War

Book Review by Mr. Brian Cox. Despite any perceived flaws and limitations, the DoD Law of War Manual offers a consolidated collection of commentary on a vast array of topics involving the law of war.

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Crazy Horse and Custer

Book Review By Maj Christopher Stein. Crazy Horse and Custer is an apologia for the military justice system and the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

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