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The Army Lawyer | Issue 2 2020 The Army Lawyer | Issue 2 2020

Transatlantic Partnership

It is a tremendous honor to be asked to pen this article for this edition of the Army Lawyer . As Director-General, British Army Legal Services, I am hugely grateful for the opportunity to...

The Power of Deliberate Leader Presence

I firmly determined that my mannerisms and speech in public would always reflect the cheerful certainty of victory—that any pessimism and discouragement I might ever feel would be reserved for...

Advising NATO

Defender -Europe 20 is the largest military deployment to Europe in 25 years, military officials say. It is scheduled to run from April to July with operations occurring throughout parts of...

Breaking Quarantine

Anyone that thinks one person is incapable of changing the world has clearly never eaten an undercooked bat. 1 C oronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by the virus Severe Acute...

The Past is the Present

Specification 3d. In declaring, in the open street, in front of the marine barracks, on or about the 1st of September, instant, in the presence of a number of his officers, that he did not care...

Back to the Future

Are you telling me you built a time machine, out of a DeLorean ? 1 I n the time travel classic Back to the Future , Dr. Emmett Brown (Doc Brown) converts a DeLorean sports car into a...

A Legal Framework for DoDs Artificial Intelligence Push

S ome believe the emergence and proliferation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) represents humanity’s “fourth industrial revolution” and that it will drive evolutionary and revolutionary...

Peacetime Partnerships in the Indo-Pacific

There are three types of people: Those who wonder what happened; those who watched what happened; and those who know what happened. 1 Indo-Pacific Operational Environment United States...

Preparing the JAG Corps for an Uncertain Tomorrow

[Phone rings] “Did you see JAGCNet?! TJAG and DJAG approved reimbursement of bar dues—awesome! ” 1 The flurry of Sends, Special Announcements, and JAG Connectors is not (just) the...

On Exchange at British Army Headquarters

Among the best kept secrets of the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps is the hidden gem of the exchange officer 1 post in the United Kingdom (U.K.). Recently relocated from the...

Judge Advocates and German Attorneys in Nuremberg

On the night of 19 October 2019, a standing-room-only crowd watched as members of the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA), 7th Army Training Command (7ATC), and Trial Defense Services...

The Spoof is in the Evidence

“Don’t like your buddy’s girlfriend? Well, break them up. Just send a fake text message! www.spoofmytextmessage.com” 1 Most modern courts-martial include text/chat message evidence from a...

A Foreign Perspective on Legal Interoperability

With apologies to Sun Tzu,“Know your [allies] and yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril.” 1 Bottom line up front: no two states have identical national laws; even our...

When Iran Sanctions Collided with Contingency Contracting

On 19 December 2018, Army judge advocates (JA) huddled in video teleconference rooms spread across multiple time zones and locations throughout Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar, South Carolina, Alabama, and...

Members of the Regiment Interred in Arlington National Cemetery

Situated on a wooded hillside across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is one of America’s most revered shrines. Remains of veterans from every U.S....

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Part I: Why the FM 6-27 Update is Vital for Judge Advocates

On 22 January 2020, Lieutenant General Charles N. Pede addressed members of the 68th Judge Advocate Officer Graduate Course, the Noncommissioned Officers’ Academy’s (NCOA) Basic Leaders Course, and the NCOA’s Advanced Leaders Course to formally announced the publication of Field Manual (FM) 6-27, The Commander’s Handbook on the Law of Land Warfare. What follows is an excerpt of his remarks. It is a privilege to be here at our regimental home today to discuss—appropriately—a...

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