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 »
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BY SABRINA MEROLD Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from a longer legal memorandum which will be available on this website soon. Introduction Sexual assault has continued to be a serious problem in the armed forces, and rates of Service members reporting…Read More »
BY EDWARD HASBROUCK As sabre-rattling and escalation of US military conflict prompted fears that all-out war with Iran might lead to activation of the Selective Service System’s contingency plans for a military draft1, the stage is being set for the most serious…Read More »
BY KATHLEEN GILBERD The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was signed into law on December 20, 2019, contains a large number of provisions affecting military personnel and veterans. This article describes some of the provisions for military personnel and families,…Read More »
BY JEFF LAKE There have been a few new developments regarding the administration’s ban on military service by transgender individuals. This article will attempt to summarize the most significant of these. As noted previously, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Speier/Brown…Read More »
BY DAVID GESPASS Veteran civil rights activists often say, everything has changed and nothing has changed. That is the feeling anyone who was around when the Pentagon Papers were revealed gets when learning of the Washington Post’s discovery of what government and…Read More »