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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 »

NEW POLICY ALLOWS MILITARY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS

BY AARON FRISHBERG When Congress passed, and the president signed, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2020, a bill was included known as the SFC Richard Stayskal Medical Accountability Act. Sergeant Stayskal, for whom the Act was named, was diagnosed with pneumonia…Read More »

Free speech in the military – the case of Cpt Alan Kennedy

by James M. Branum See update. In the messaging put out by US military recruiters, one common theme is that the military “protects freedom,”[1] but unfortunately the military itself does a poor job of protecting the rights of its members to engage…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 »