Emerging Technologies

When Corporations Take Offensive Measures Against States

When Corporations Take Offensive Measures Against States

Cyberattacks are increasingly inundating the private sector, and most States are unable or unwilling to provide adequate protection against these attacks. To mitigate this challenge, numerous corporations acknowledge that they have engaged in some form of active cyber...

The Future Character of War and the Law

The Future Character of War and the Law

  In 2018, then Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley wrote that socio-economic, political, and technological changes will “revolutionize battlefields unlike anything since the integration of machine guns, tanks, and aviation which began the era of combined...

A Pacifist-General’s Plan to Win America’s Next War

A Pacifist-General’s Plan to Win America’s Next War

I’m not an absolute pacifist in the true sense of the word, but I’m about as close as you can get. I firmly believe in using military force only as a last resort. My view is shaped by my experience as both a soldier and lawyer. Most soldiers who have been in combat...

Biometrics on the Battlefield

Biometrics on the Battlefield

  We use biometrics on a daily basis. You need only think of unlocking your phone with your fingerprint, using iris recognition to pass through airport security, or the biometrics integrated into your passport. Considering the possibilities this technology...

NATO in Outer Space: A Domain Too Far?

NATO in Outer Space: A Domain Too Far?

  This post examines whether Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty is applicable to armed attacks in outer space. NATO nations have recently recognized outer space as a new operational domain for the Alliance. Although the drafters of the North Atlantic Treaty...

Space Power, Space Force, and Space Law

Space Power, Space Force, and Space Law

  Space is a unique operational domain not only due to its physics, but also due to its legal regime. Although Space Power, the inaugural doctrinal manual of the U.S. Space Force, does not focus on legal issues in and of themselves, it does mention at least one...