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.


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Latest volume available to public:

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

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2017

On Watch xxvii-2 | Summer 2017

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Contents:

MLTF OnWatch Spring 2017 xxvii-1

  • What Does a Trump Administration Mean for the GI Rights Advocacy Community?
  • 2017 National Defense Authorization Act Personnel Provisions
  • The Injustices of Manning’s Ordeal
  • Book Review: Court-Martial: How Military Justice Has Shaped America
  • Announcements
2016

On-Watch Fall 2016, XXVII.3

  • New Military Transgender Policy
  • 2016 NLG Convention Report
  • GI Rights Network Conference 2016
  • Chelsea Manning Update

On watch 2016 Spring XXVII.2

  • Trends in Conscientious Objector Cases
  • Hobby Lobby and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act: New Arguments for Military Conscientious Objectors?
  • Cushing v. Tetter: Still a Good Tool in the Box
  • It Is Time to Abolish Draft Registration and Restore Full Rights to People of Conscience

On watch 2016 Winter XXVII.1

  •  Women in Combat: A historical and political analysis of “change” in the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Military Sexual Assault Policy Updates
  • MLTF Resources on Military Sexual Violence
  • When the Mother’s Military Status Punishes the Child (FERES doctrine)
  • The Military after Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
2015

2015 xxvi.1

  • Born in VietNam: MLTF History
  • DES Changes
  • Chelsea Manning Update
  • MLTF NLG Convention Preview
2014

On Watch December 2014 xxv No. 4   (PDF)

  • Secularism the new face of CO
  • Adjustment disorder discharges
  • News & Notes
  • Op-Ed: Modernizing Nukes
  • 2014 NLG Convention Report
  • Stopping militarization of public schools

 On Watch September 2014 xxv No. 3 (PDF)

On Watch June, 2014 Vol. xxv No. 2 (PDF)

On Watch March 2014 xxv No.1

  • A Day with JROTC: Training ‘Gangsters for Capitalism’
  • Regional News
  • Under the Hood turns five with new board and projects
  • Military Law and the New NDAA
  • Senate blocks Gillibrand sexual assault bill
  • The truth about defense cuts
2013

Onwatch XXIV.4 – December 2013 

Issue XXIV.3  – September 2013

XXIV.2 June 2013

Onwatch XXIV.1  March 2013

2012

XXIII.4 December 2012

  • Advocacy to address sexual assault in the military
  • Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) update
  • Update on Bradley Manning trial
  • Counseling servicemembers in involuntary separations
  • Coffee Strong to become first worker center for servicemembers
  • MLTF news and notes
  • MLTF at 2012 NLG Convention

XXIII.3 September 2012

  • Representing members of the Armed Forces in Federal Court
  • Fifth Annual GI Rights Network Conference
  • Swords to Plowshares helps medic
  • Book Review: The Passion of Bradley Manning
  • Support actions at Obama campaign offices Sept. 6
  • MLTF events at 2012 NLG convention
  • MLTF launches online book store
  • MLTF news and notes

XXIII.2 June 2012

  • ‘Other Designated Physical and Mental Conditions’ Discharges
  • Disability evaluation process changes
  • Karen Detamore obituary
  • Ninth Circuit halts vets VA case
  • New On Watch feature assists digital reading
  • Save the date for NLG annual convention
  • MLTF news and notes

XXIII.1 March 2012

  • Analysis of new policies on sexual assault
  • PTSD suit settled, vets win benefits
  • GI Rights counselors seeing more CO applications
  • Bradley Manning update
  • DoD changes re dissent and protest
  • MLTF news and notes
2009

There was a numbering error on 2009 issues. 2008 and 2009 issues were published as one volume, with two issues published each year.  

Onwatch_xx-4, Summer 2009

Onwatch_xx-3, January/February 2009

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.