July 23, 2014
by Peter Snyder
UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui presented her fifth report on the situation of children affected by armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the Security Council Working Group on children and armed conflict Monday. The UN has ...[read more]
March 2, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
During a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, US President Barack Obama condemned Russia's violation of Ukrainian sovereignty after Russian forces had taken up positions in Ukraine. Earlier that day, Russian lawmakers unanimously authorized the use of armed forces to ...[read more]
November 16, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
President Barack Obama issued a memorandum on Friday giving US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) the authority to "parole in place" the children, spouses and parents of active duty members of the armed forces, the selected reserve of the ready reserve and former members thereof. The ...[read more]
September 20, 2013
by Kyle Webster
The War Powers Clause is found in Article I, Section 8, Clause 11 of the US Constitution. It reads, "The Congress shall have Power... To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water." Article II, Section 3 explicitly names the President as ...[read more]
September 20, 2013
by Sarah Steers
The separation of powers doctrine incorporated into the US Constitution includes the ability to declare and enter war. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution gives Congress the ability to declare war. Article II, Section 2 grants power of the US armed forces to the President as Commander-in- ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Marine Corps on Friday released Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III after the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces overturned his murder conviction. In the June 26 decision, the court reversed the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) decision holding that while the attorney-client ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The US military was in strategic command of the international effort in Libya at first, with the launch of Operation Odyssey Dawn on March 19, 2011. Operation Odyssey Dawn officially ended on March 31, with the US handing over control of the effort to NATO. According to opponents of US involvement ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
DADT was a source of deep controversy in the military and social arenas of American politics from its adoption to its repeal. According to its supporters, DADT, codified at 10 USC 654, was necessary to protect unit cohesion, military readiness, combat effectiveness and recruiting and retentio... ...[read more]
June 29, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The U.S. military's highest court, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, overturned the murder conviction of Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III. The Court's decision was based on the claim that Sgt. Hutchins's constitutional rights were violated when he was held in solitary confinement without ...[read more]
April 18, 2013
by Keith Herting
The US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on Wednesday rejected a request by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) to have access to court documents from the case against Bradley Manning. CCR had filed a lawsuit seeking extraordinary relief by opening "public and press access to the ...[read more]

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