The Army Lawyer | Issue 6 2020View PDF
By Command Sergeant Major Osvaldo Martinez Jr.: For more than two centuries, the Army has taken great pride in its people—our most valuable weapon system. In the last few years, as we have...
Reviewed by Major Adam E. Choate: “Struck dead by an angel of God! Yet the angel must hang!”1 The goals of military justice are timeless, as are the struggles of its practitioners. Every...
Reviewed by Fred L. Borch III:  This truly groundbreaking book should be read by every lawyer with an interest, general or otherwise, in the law of armed conflict (LOAC) and the...
By Fred L. Borch III:  Seventy-five years ago, on 20 November 1945, an international military court in Nuremberg, Germany, began criminal proceedings against twenty-two high ranking...
By Fred L. Borch III:  Forty years ago, on 7 November 1980, General Edward C. “Shy” Meyer, then serving as Army Chief of Staff, approved the permanent establishment of the U.S. Army Trial...
By Fred L. Borch III: Late last year, two Staff Sergeants (SSG) and one Sergeant (SGT) were selected for the Funded Legal Education Program (FLEP)—the first time in history that...
By Colonel Jeffrey S. Thurnher, Major Donel J. Davis, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tia M. Simmons, & Sergeant Major Matthew A. Wilkerson:  Beginning on 31 December 2019, the 82d...
By Major M. Keoni Medici & Major Joshua P. Scheel: Shoot all you see and all you hear.1Private Myo Win Tun said his commanding officer’s order was clear.2 As a result, in August of 2017,...
By Major Carling M. Dunham:  You’re retired—goodbye tension, hello pension!1Some crimes stay hidden for decades and then surface near the end of a Soldier’s career.2 Crimes committed at...
By Major Isaiah M. Garfias, Captain Charles R. Eiser, & Captain David J. Bryant:  The Big PictureThe Department of Defense (DoD) response to the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19)...
By Sandra Franzblau & Mark "Max" Maxwell:  Nations must create a military its people run to, not run from.1There is a relationship between a military that abides by the rule of law...
By Major Andrew M. Lewis: The question of what constitutes a lesser-included offense [in the military justice system] . . . is a Hydra.1The complicated history of determining lesser included...
By Major Gregory L. Collins:  As was true in previous armed conflicts, this new technology raises profound questions–about who is targeted, and why; about civilian casualties, and the...
By Major Beau O. Watkins:  Del Rio is not the edge of the Earth, but you can see it from there.1In the summer of 2018, the U.S. Attorney General’s office requested the Armed Services...
By Colonel Fansu Ku: We’re the battling bastards of Bataan;No mama, no papa, no Uncle Sam.No aunts, no uncles, no cousins, no nieces,No pills, no planes, no artillery pieces And nobody...
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