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CLE Training: The Limits of the Illegal Orders Defense and Possible Alternative Protections Under Military Law during the 2020 Presidential Election and its aftermath

Topic/Background: During the last four years of the Trump administration, we have seen a growing use of military units in politicized ways against civilian populations in this country, including in the deployments to the US border and the more recent deployments of…Read More »

Programs and Services

The Task Force engages in ongoing legal research, education and support work, and offers a number of resources designed to aid understanding of military law, the role of the military in a free democracy, and the rights of military personnel and veterans.…Read More »


The Military Law Task Force was formed in the 1970s in Washington, D.C. when Jim Klimaski, Mike Gaffney, and Keith Snyder first began publishing ON WATCH. In 1978, Kathy Gilberd became chair and the office was moved to San Diego, California. The…Read More »