On December 23, 2016, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017. Although the Act deals primarily with funds and authorizations for the military’s bloated budget, it always contains policies affecting military personnel and veterans.
Changes include sexual assault reform, repeal of sodomy ban, numerous other important updates to UCMJ, court-martial procedure. This article first appeared in the March 2014 issue of On Watch, MLTF’s quarterly newsletter and military law journal. The new National Defense Authorization Act…Read More »
by Kathleen Gilberd On January 2, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2013 (“NDAA”), infamous in civil rights circles because it allows indefinite detention of US citizens based on suspicions of supporting terrorism. On the other hand,…Read More »