Special Operations Forces Wear of Non-standard Uniforms

Special Operations Forces Wear of Non-standard Uniforms

Special Operations Forces Wear of Non-standard Uniforms ​There has been perhaps no one in the DoD legal community who has made a greater contribution to the advancement of the law of war than Col.(ret.) W. Hays Parks, USMC—and nowhere was his contribution greater than...
Hays Parks and U.S. Views on Targeting Law

Hays Parks and U.S. Views on Targeting Law

Hays Parks and U.S. Views on Targeting Law Three decades after its publication, Colonel W. Hays Parks’s article Air War and the Law of War remains a key resource for attorneys who advise on targeting operations. The article is noteworthy for its deep exploration of...
Hays Parks and Direct Participation in Hostilities

Hays Parks and Direct Participation in Hostilities

Hays Parks and Direct Participation in Hostilities As he did with so many subjects of the law of war, W. Hays Parks left an indelible imprint on the long fraught question of direct participation in hostilities by civilians. From early legal advice to expert...
LAWS Debate at the United Nations: Moving Beyond Deadlock

LAWS Debate at the United Nations: Moving Beyond Deadlock

LAWS Debate at the United Nations: Moving Beyond Deadlock ​The United Nations is once again hosting a Group of Governmental Experts tasked to report on emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS). Further debate on this subject at the...
The Rhetoric of Retaliation

The Rhetoric of Retaliation

The Rhetoric of Retaliation The language we use to justify and describe legal constraints on personal conduct or grants of legal authority to our government is never totally free of bias, ambiguity, flawed premises, or unproveable assumptions. How we fix, manipulate,...