by Bill Galvin In April the Air Force issued a new conscientious objector Instruction (AFI 36-3204). While the Summary of Changes states, “This publication has been substantially revised and requires a complete review,” and there are some changes of significance, the overwhelming…Read More »
The Spring 2017 issue of On Watch: Critical Perspectives on Military Law is now available. In this issue: What Does a Trump Administration Mean for the GI Rights Advocacy Community? by Maria Santelli 2017 National Defense Authorization Act Personnel Provisions by Kathy Gilberd The Injustices…Read More »
Book Review Court-Martial: How Military Justice Has Shaped America from the Revolution to 9/11 and Beyond by Mr. Chris Bray, US Army Infantry Sergeant & PhD in History from UCLA. The United States came into existence at a time when the laws…Read More »
For exposing war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, Pvt. Chelsea Manning suffered nearly seven years in prison, an ordeal President Obama finally is ending but without acting on the crimes she revealed. After overseeing the aggressive prosecution and near-seven-year incarceration of Army…Read More »
On December 23, 2016, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017. Although the Act deals primarily with funds and authorizations for the military’s bloated budget, it always contains policies affecting military personnel and veterans.
President Trump has been and remains so unpredictable in his words and actions that there is much we still don’t know about what his administration holds for the men and women who wear the uniforms of the United States Armed Forces. Because…Read More »