The MLTF has released the following statement about the DoD’s Dec. 20 release of an updated instruction on extremism in the military: After months of delay and empty promises, the Department of Defense has finally adopted an expanded policy on extremist activity…Read More »
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MLTF membership meeting. The Task Force will meet on Monday, October 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, Pacific time/Noon to 3 p.m. Eastern, to talk about our work and plans for the coming year. Zoom link and other information will be sent…Read More »
By David Gespass What we are now witnessing in Afghanistan is not just Biden’s fault. It certainly appears that the departure was bungled, but the failures in Afghanistan are bipartisan and go back more than forty years. They began with Jimmy Carter…Read More »
The following press release refers to a case in which MLTF member James M. Branum was one of the two attorneys representing Captain Kennedy. Read the National Guard memorandum (PDF): See previous stories on this case at Military Times and on our…Read More »
By Jeff Lake Following the April 2020 murder of Vanessa Guillen at Fort Hood at the hands of another soldier, the military was forced — thanks to organizing by her family and the resulting public outcry — to appoint an independent commission…Read More »
By Bill Galvin In December the Navy issued new conscientious objector regulations, Milpersman 1900-020. It is essentially the same as the previous version, with some reorganization and minor changes in wording to bring it more in alignment with DODI 1300.06, which was…Read More »
By Jeff Lake As discussed in the last issue of On Watch, the President has issued an Executive Order which allows transgender individuals to enlist and serve openly in the military. This article will review the recent issuance of DoD Instruction 1300.28…Read More »