Saturday, 14 December 2019

Playing the MIDFIELD

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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

Hurricane Michael making landfall along the Florida Panhandle

By Lt Col Daniel Watson. A member of the weather flight mentioned something about “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

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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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Civil Protections and Remedies for Servicemembers

Book Review by Ms. Cornelia Weiss, Colonel (Ret), USAF. “Civil Protections and Remedies for Servicemembers” addresses legal obstacles that military members face with detailed section titles “in order to aid...in turning to just the right page when needed.”

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The Law of War

Book Review

Book Review by Mr. Brian Cox, Captain (Ret), USA. 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, USAF. 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

By Mr. Thomas G. Becker, Col (Ret), USAF. Media accounts of the events surrounding Col Bohannon’s decision not to sign the certificate of appreciation for his retiring noncommissioned officer’s same-sex spouse aren’t clear. After consulting several sources, this is my understanding of what happened.

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