Category: Analysis and Opinion

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Minor Changes on Milpersman Reveal Navy Bias Against Conscientious Objectors

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 »

Supreme Court refuses to weigh constitutionality of male-only draft

“Worst news in years for opponents of the draft and draft registration” Editor’s Note: Due to the timely and critical nature of this article, which was included in the Summer 2021 issue of On Watch, we are bypassing our usual 30-day hold…Read More »

Trump’s Illegal Use of Military Against Anti-Racist Uprisings Portends Battles Ahead

Sidebar: See MLTF Statement on Use of National Guard for Anti-Racism Protests. BY MARJORIE COHN | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AT TRUTHOUT The backlash against Donald Trump’s illegal show of military force against anti-racist protesters compelled him to withdraw the troops — for now.…Read More »