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The Army Lawyer 2021 Issue 1 - The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School
The Army Lawyer | Issue 1 2021
Court Is Assembled: Substantive Mastery of the Law
By Brigadier General R. Patrick Huston: This issue of the Army Lawyer pays homage to the concept of substantive mastery of the law. It is one of the foundational constants for the U.S. Army...
Legal “Deep Work” in a World of Distraction
By Major C. Cal Walters: Like fingers pointing to the moon . . . diverse disciplines from anthropology to education, behavioral economics to family counseling, similarly suggest that the...
By William J. Koon: The Judge Advocate General’s (TJAG) directive for attorneys to become masters in one or two areas of the law as their careers progress1 fulfills the “expert” part of his...
Lore of the Corps
By Fred L. Borch III: In January 1965, Sergeant Charles Robert Jenkins abandoned his post and, without authority, walked across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) into North Korea. After...
By Fred L. Borch III: The following members of our Regiment, in alphabetical order, passed away in 2020. George Bahamonde (1934-2020)George Bahamonde served our Corps as a civilian...
Bridging the Voir Dire Gap
By Major Todd C. Gately, Major Jordan C. Stapley, Major Mitchell M. Suliman, & Colonel Timothy P. Hayes Jr.: You are, by your own estimation, a relatively-seasoned trial counsel. Your...
Support and Defend
By Lieutenant Colonel Alexander G. Douvas: The violent assault on the U.S. Capitol in January 2021 was a shocking and disgraceful spectacle. This horrendous act resulted in the first breach of...
Tactically and Technically
By Command Sergeant Major Michael J. Bostic: The title of this article remains a constant aspiration for many military paralegals within our Corps. We must find ways to remain ready in our...
Are Mercenaries the Future of Warfare?
By Colonel Jeffrey S. Thurnher: Mercenaries . . . are useless and dangerous. And if a prince holds on to his state by means of mercenary armies, he will never be stable or secure.1Frankly, . ....
Defending Your MAVNI Client
By Captain Vy T. Nguyen: Your client tells you their commander is involuntarily initiating separation proceedings against them and they are worried this can lead to them being removed from the...
A PR Scenario
By Colonel Mark Sydenham & William Martin: The Judge Advocate General (TJAG) expects the daily actions of every member of the Judge Advocate Legal Services (JALS) to reflect an unwavering...
The 1985 Sigonella Episode and the Limits of the United States-Italian Relationship
By Peter Brownfeld & Ginevra Baino: Picture this: It is the night of 10 October 1985. Four Islamic terrorists with American blood on their hands are huddled in a grounded airplane in...
Legal Risks of Explosives in Urban Areas
By Lieutenant Colonel Matthew A. Krause & Captain Jennifer L. Bryer: In the past several years, the use of explosive ordnance in urban areas has gained a high level of notoriety. This...
Litigate Like We Fight
By Lieutenant Colonel Shaun B. Lister & Major C. Cal Walters: There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Using Red Team Techniques to Improve Trial Advocacy
By Lieutenant Colonel Robert E. Murdough: The panel files back into the courtroom. You try to read the members’ faces, but they are as inscrutable as ever. Your supervisor gives a reassuring...
Closing Argument: Mastering Military Justice Advocacy During a Pandemic
By Lieutenant Colonel Phil M. Staten & Lieutenant Colonel Jeremy Stephens: Advocacy matters. Effective advocacy matters more. Soldiers facing courts-martial and the loss of liberty demand...