Saturday, 24 August 2019

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

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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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“WHY WE FIGHT”

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By Lt Col Charles Warren. What good is being a subject matter expert in the administration of military justice if you cannot convince your colleagues, your commanders, and when it comes down to it, the court-martial members, that your application of the law is not only the correct one, but the just one.

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Autonomous Weapons Need Autonomous Lawyers

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By Col Walter “Frank” Coppersmith. 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.

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Military Sexual Assault Testimony

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By Maj Douglas DeVore II. The following describes a specific case where the federal officer removal statute was implicated through the creative use by civilian counsel. This article sets forth considerations that JAGs should consider when analyzing a case that implicates multiple jurisdictions.

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