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,...
The Legitimate Aims of Self-Defense

The Legitimate Aims of Self-Defense

The Legitimate Aims of Self-Defense The United States’ strike on Iranian-backed militias along the Syria-Iraq border on February 25 and the accompanying justifications, communications, and explanations have produced a flurry of legal discourse across the...
NATO in Outer Space: A Domain Too Far?

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...