Author: James M. Branum

About James M. Branum

James M. Branum, is a solo practice attorney in Oklahoma City. He serves as the Legal Director of Oklahoma Center for Conscience and Peace Research and is a former co-chair of the Military Law Task Force. His website can be found at

Should we be worried?: Changes made in DOD Instruction “Handling Dissident and Protest Activities Among Members of the Armed Forces”

By | 02/25/2012

Discussion and commentary by James M. Branum, MLTF Chair On February 22, 2012, the Department of Defense made major changes to DOD Instruction 1325.06 (PDF download). These changes appear to be part of a major military policy change that is designed to…Read More »

MLTF Chair participates in Russia Today TV program debate regarding US Army whistleblower Bradley Manning

By | 12/19/2011

The Russia Today network hosted a debate on US Army whistleblower Bradley Manning. They invited MLTF Chair James M. Branum, of Oklahoma City, to join the panel to argue on behalf of Private Manning. Other participants included Bob Meola in Berkeley, CA…Read More »

Memo: Command Influence

By | 09/22/2009

 A PDF version of this publication, for download and printing, can be found here. Command Influence By Bob Harmon DATE: August 12, 2005 “Command influence is the mortal enemy of military justice.” 1 –US Ct. of Military Appeals, 1986 “The good news…Read More »