On Watch – MLTF Quarterly Journal

On Watch is MLTF’s quarterly military law journal and newsletter. Members and non-member subscribers receive each issue (in PDF format) as it is published, either by email or by accessing the member-only section of the website. Issues are made available to the general public on our web site about a month after that. Don’t delay reading the latest articles on military law practice and GI rights that are regular features of every On WatchJoin or subscribe here.

Click volume number below for a PDF document you can read online or download and print. (Download and install Adobe Reader if you can’t open the file.) Titles that are hyper-linked indicate online versions of the article.

Latest volume available to public:

On Watch xxvii-3&4 Double Issue | Fall – Winter 2017

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On Watch publishing history

The newsletter was first published in July, 1977, carrying articles on military law and commentary on military policy. It continued as a monthly, bi-monthly and occasionally annual publication through November, 1996, when it went into a hiatus until the beginning of the war in Iraq. We published three issues in 2003 and 2004 before another pause, and then resumed production in 2007. The subsequent publishing schedule has been sometimes erratic (as with most volunteer organizations), multiple issues have been published each year since, except for 2015 when only one issue was produced.