Legal Advice in Modern Aerial Warfare

Legal Advice in Modern Aerial Warfare

Legal Advice in Modern Aerial Warfare Military lawyers play an increasingly vital role in lethal (and non-lethal) targeting operations. Although their involvement is operationally and geographically provisional, legal advice is transforming the way that contemporary...
Biometrics and International Humanitarian Law

Biometrics and International Humanitarian Law

Biometrics and International Humanitarian Law In August 2021, reporting emerged that biometric devices used by United States armed forces in Afghanistan had fallen into the hands of the Taliban. This raised immediate concerns that the devices and the data they give...
Hays Parks and the Doctrine of Command Responsibility

Hays Parks and the Doctrine of Command Responsibility

Hays Parks and the Doctrine of Command Responsibility While he was a graduate student at the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s School in 1973, then-Major Hays Parks wrote a thesis titled “Command Responsibility for War Crimes” that was published in the Military Law...
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...